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Manchester United target Moises Caicedo on the verge of joining Brighton

Ross Jackson
Jan 9, 2021, 12:15 PM GMT
Moises Caicedo looks to be on his way to Brighton
Moises Caicedo looks to be on his way to Brighton / JOSE JACOME/Getty Images

Despite weeks of speculation linking him with a move to both Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton, Moises Caicedo now appears to be on the verge of joining Brighton.

Speculation surrounding United's interest in the Independiente del Valle starlet has circled for a number of weeks, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly keen to bolster his midfield options.

Moises Caicedo in action against Luis Suarez
Moises Caicedo in action against Luis Suarez / Pool/Getty Images

The Red Devils looked set to lodge a £4.5m bid for the 19-year-old, however, with a concrete bid yet to be placed, Everton recently emerged as shock favourites to seal a deal.

Well, that's all changed.

Metro report that Brighton are now in pole position to land Caicedo, with an agreement already reached between the two sides.

As of yet, there's no indication as to whether personal terms have been agreed between the player and the Seagulls - and given Caicedo's allegiance towards United, he'll no doubt be keen to hold out and see if Solskjaer does intend to table a bid - however, the two clubs certainly seem to have come to an agreement on the youngster's future.

Caicedo hasn't been short of Premier League admirers over recent months, with Newcastle also said to have been keeping tabs on the teenager, while interest hasn't just been limited to these shores, with both Milan and RB Leipzig also monitoring his progress.

Should Graham Potter secure the Ecuador international's signature it will reflect something of a coup for the club considering the interest he has attracted from across Europe.

Graham Potter looks set to land the talented teenager
Graham Potter looks set to land the talented teenager / Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Brighton's sudden interest in the dynamic midfielder could be the latest indication that Yves Bissouma's time at the Amex is set to come to an end.

Despite taking time to settle on the south coast, the Mali international has become a key part of the Brighton starting XI, and his performances haven't gone unnoticed among some of the Premier League's big hitters.

Both Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with a move for the 24-year-old in recent weeks, while champions Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in the midfielder as they seek a long-term successor to Georginio Wijnaldum.