Liverpool are reportedly interested in Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo ahead of the summer transfer window as they try to bolster their midfield.
As per the Daily Mail, the Ecuadorian international has been discussed internally at Liverpool, as the club plans to make significant changes to their roster this summer.
The midfield enforcer recently signed a new contract with the Amex Stadium until 2027, just a few months after announcing his intention to leave the Seagulls in a statement about his desire to find a new club.
Brighton reportedly rejected bids from Arsenal and Chelsea for the Ecuadorian in January to reaffirm their stance on how vital Caicedo was to them, but it appears that interest in him will not stop there, with Liverpool circling.
The Transfer race for Moises Caicedo
Caicedo, 21, would be a fantastic addition for Liverpool if a deal can be struck.
However, Arsenal, who launched a £70 million bid for him in January, has been extensively linked with a move for the midfielder.
According to Football Transfers, the Gunners are determined to sign him next summer, and they can also promise him Champions League football. If they win the Premier League this season, the north London club has a solid chance of landing their top target in the summer.
Caicedo has become an integral member of Roberto De Zerbi’s first team, averaging 2.9 tackles and 1.6 interceptions per game.
Moises Caicedo fits the bill for the type of midfielder Jurgen Klopp likes for his heavy-metal football.
Caicedo brings a lot to the table with his high intensity, box-to-box ability, positional awareness, and ball progression.
He’s done so well for Brighton that it’s no wonder that big clubs are knocking on his door.
The Times reported that Chelsea also tried to recruit Caicedo in the January transfer window, but Brighton slapped a £100 million price tag on him.
Therefore, Arsenal and Liverpool will have to push the boat out in order to land the Ecuadorian come summer.
The Reds are also said to be interested in Matheus Nunes and Mason Mount, with the latter currently locked in contract talks with Chelsea, so it will be intriguing to see which path Liverpool takes to strengthen their engine room.