Newcastle made ‘late push’ in a bid hijack Moises Caicedo’s €5.5m move to Brighton – Report

According to the Sunday Times’ Duncan Castles, Newcastle have made a ‘late push’ to sign Moises Caicedo – but the highly-rated midfielder looks set to join Brighton instead.

The 19-year-old Ecuador international has been regularly linked with a move to Manchester United and hadn’t been named as a target of ours until now.

Here’s what Castles has had to say earlier today, claiming our attempt to hijack his move to the South Coast appears to have been unsuccessful as the Seagulls look set to seal a €5.5m deal:

Who knows how concrete our interest was, but it’s interesting that we’ve been told the club has no money available to spend on permanent deals – unless it’s a ‘wonderkid’ available on the cheap, that is!

Caicedo has six goals and two assists in 31 senior appearances for Independiente del Valle and has also scored once in four outings for Ecuador’s national side.

A relative unknown, but the risk is fairly low for such a highly-rated South American talent when Brighton look set to pay just under £5m.

Knowing our luck, he’ll be a star and worth £50m in a few years time!

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2 thoughts on “Newcastle made ‘late push’ in a bid hijack Moises Caicedo’s €5.5m move to Brighton – Report

  1. Hendrick is already worth 47p

    Joelinton must be worth a curly wurly

    And S Longstaff since Bruce took over has gone from top 4 wish list to a player that’s too slow in thought and simply not fit enough to last more than 60 minutes


  2. We all know there are cracking young players out there available for decent fees.
    Unfortunately they never seem to be on the radar of our manager or so called scouting team.
    We should have had Eze who is going to be a megastar and wouldn’t be surprised if this kid will turn out to be a superb buy for Brighton.
    We just look at the Hendricks and Jones of this world. Embarrassing.


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