Liverpool reportedly set to sign Brighton’s £42.3m midfielder Moises Caicedo
Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsey, and Fabio Carvalho are the only new additions to the Liverpool squad this summer; but, they still have time to make one more acquisition before the transfer window closes.
According to journalist José Alberto Molestina, Liverpool are preparing a bid for Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo.
Studio Futbol tweeted alongside a clip discussing the player’s future:
“Liverpool is preparing an offer. Also: “Moises Caicedo doesn’t feel like United today”, information from @jamolestina in #DeUnaXSF.”
The Liverpool midfield has been the subject of much discussion in recent weeks as the Premier League giants deal with several injury issues and Naby Keita’s future is in doubt.
Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg revealed earlier this week that contract talks had stalled with the player, revealing that he is unhappy at the club in an update on Twitter:
As a result, the signing of Caicedo could be the perfect opportunity for Liverpool to move on from Keita who will be out of contract next summer. By moving him on, they must put their efforts into a young and exciting prospect who could become part of the future at Anfield.
Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford for the Monday night game Jurgen Klopp said “We always look to strengthen and we always did. It must be the right player, and if the right player is not available at this moment we tend to deal with what we have. It would be cool to have a new midfielder in, of course.”
The 20-year-old has been showing glimpses of his ability whilst competing for a spot in Graham Potter’s side with eight fantastic performances in the Premier League last term.
The £42.3m midfielder made three key passes, clearances and interceptions, made four tackles and completed 28 of his 34 passes, further proving that he is capable of positively influencing the team in big games, which could make him a highly valuable asset for Klopp.
He is seemingly going from strength to strength, amassing some seriously impressive statistics this season too, making 1.7 interceptions and completing a mighty 3.7 tackles a match in 2022/23.
Certainly, the signing of Caicedo would be a big addition for Liverpool and one that could well force Keita through the exit door given him tremendous attributes across the board.