Chelsea’s target, Moises Caicedo not leaving Brighton soon


Moises Caicedo, Brighton’s highly sought-after midfielder, is not planning on leaving the club anytime soon.

Moises Caicedo, who joined Brighton from Ecuadorian club Independiente on February 1, 2021, has until June 30, 2025, before his current contract expires.

Despite this, Chelsea is very interested in signing the 21-year-old midfielder in the January transfer window.

Caicedo, who has appeared in 26 Premier League games for his team, stated on Tuesday that he is “focused on Brighton” amidst the transfer speculation.

Chelsea reportedly made a £55 million bid, which the Seagulls turned down. Chelsea may increase their bid for the 21-year-old before the transfer window closes.

I have been focused on doing things very well and to be up there fighting for a good position, Moises Caicedo said.

He added:

I am focused on Brighton. I am here, I’m playing every day. Things from outside don’t trouble me, nor does it take that focus away because I’m focused only on here.

I handle [the speculation] well. You hear rumours here and there, but I only try to be focused on the club.

In line with that, Brighton manager, Roberto de Zerbi said a week ago that he is not bothered about the number of clubs interested in Moises Caicedo.

The coach noted:

Caicedo is very important for us – I hope he finishes the season with us.

It’s always difficult to be certain, but when big teams want our players it’s good news for us.

The best solution is that he finishes the season with us. If he continues to play like this in the last games, it’s possible that in the summer he can leave for another team.