Liverpool transfer: Ex- Reds sporting director blown away by ‘magnificent’ 21-year-old amid ‘long-standing’ Liverpool links after incredible show in world cup opener
Moises Caicedo is a prospective Liverpool transfer target for the summer window. According to the asking price previously stated for the Ecuadorian (£100m and above), even if just jokingly, by former Brighton manager Graham Potter.
Back in September, the now-Chelsea manager was cited by the Mirror as saying: “You’d definitely get his boots for that from the chairman – maybe! £100m? They could attempt. Since he is performing at such a high level, I am not surprised that people are staring at him.
Due to the World Cup’s schedule, Europe’s top clubs will have the ideal chance to assess his skills on the biggest platform in world football.
Tor-Kristian Karlsen is already quite impressed with what he has seen of the allegedly “magnificent” Liverpool target.
“With the eyes of admiring scouts from some of Europe’s top clubs upon him, the Ecuador star has been in magnificent form for his club side and can rightly be counted among the top defensive midfielders in the Premier League,” the former Monaco sporting director told ESPN.
“Tidy and efficient, both in and out of possession, Caicedo covers every blade of grass, is consistent with his passing and has 25 caps for his country already.”
The 21-year-old has already been the subject of “longstanding” interest on our part, according to Ben Jacobs, and offers are anticipated in January.
It is unclear if Liverpool is among these interested parties given that the Seagulls are anticipated to seek roughly £50m (potentially more if the midfielder enjoys a strong World Cup campaign).
In anticipation of Jude Bellingham costing more than £100 million in the summer, we at the Empire of the Kop anticipate the club to be shopping at about the £30–40 million mark.