The Colombian international begged Brighton to let him leave after the Gunners’ original £60 million bid for Caicedo was turned down; According to Roberto De Zerbi, the club is “ready to move on without him.”
Caicedo is not for sale, according to Brighton’s stance, which has not altered;
Brighton has turned down Arsenal’s latest £70 million offer for midfielder Moises Caicedo. Even as the January transfer window closes on Tuesday at 11 p.m., Brighton remains convinced that the midfielder is not for sale.
In spite of two offers from Arsenal in the last week and the player’s ostensible transfer desire, Sky Sports News has been advised that their position will not alter.
The 21-year-signing old’s would have broken the Seagulls’ previous club record transfer of £60 million when Marc Cucurella was sold to Chelsea in the summer, had they accepted Arsenal’s most recent bid.
Caicedo, a Colombian international, pleaded with Brighton to allow him to go and join the Premier League leaders in a post on social media after the Gunners’ original £60 million bid for the player was turned down.
Following his Instagram post, Caicedo was informed that he was not permitted to practice with the Seagulls until beyond Tuesday’s transfer deadline, despite just last week telling Brighton’s official website that he was only interested in his present team.
Leandro Trossard already made the move from Brighton to Arsenal during this transfer window for a reported £27 million.
Due to worries about the depth of the team, a possible long-term injury to Mohamed Elneny, and a fresh fitness issue over Thomas Partey, who was substituted at halftime during Friday’s FA Cup loss at Manchester City, Arsenal is in the market for a new midfielder.
The club is “ready to move on without him,” according to Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi, even if he wants Caicedo to stay at Brighton through the end of the current campaign.
After Sunday’s dramatic FA Cup fourth-round victory against Liverpool, De Zerbi stated, “Caicedo is a very decent man, and I can understand him. I understand when you’re 21 and a major team wants you to join them in Europe while they participate.”
When asked if Caicedo’s social media post startled him, De Zerbi replied: Yes, absolutely. Whether you understand what I mean, I’m not certain if it was him. When questioned further about Caicedo’s possible outside influence, De Zerbi responded, “Yes, I believe so.”
“I am grateful to Mr. Bloom and Brighton for giving me the chance to come to the Premier League and I believe I have always done my best for them,” Caicedo wrote on Instagram. I always play football with a heart and a grin on my face.
“I was the youngest of 10 children living in poverty in Santo Domingo, Ecuador. My lifetime ambition has always been to be Ecuador’s most decorated footballer. I’m honored to have been able to secure a transfer record for Brighton, which will enable them to reinvest the money and support the team’s ongoing success. I’ve been welcomed by the fans, and they’ll always hold a particular place in my heart. I hope they can understand why I want to seize this wonderful chance.”
Caicedo stated earlier this week that his attention was completely on his present club on the Brighton website. Brighton is adamant about holding onto Caicedo despite Trossard’s £27 million move from Brighton to Arsenal during this transfer window.
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