The Todd Boehly spending spree looks set to continue as Ben Jacobs reports Chelsea have an interest in Moises Caicedo of Brighton & Hove Albion.
According to Jacobs of CBS Sports, the club is “actively exploring signing Moises Caicedo” who is expected to command a price of at least £75 million. This appears to be the plan B with a deal for Enzo Fernandez not progressing.
Chelsea Exploring Signing of Moises Caicedo
🚨 Chelsea are actively exploring signing Moises Caicedo.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) January 16, 2023
Monster in Midfield
The Ecuadorian midfielder has impressed ever since making the move to the Premier League. He can cut out attacks and makes great plays to move the ball forward, one of the most in-demand roles in football. This style of play has led to him being labelled an “absolute monster” by Jonas Adnan.
With N’Golo Kante seemingly injury prone and getting older, as well as Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Denis Zakaria being on the injury list, this could be a fantastic signing for Chelsea to shore up their midfield.
Moises Caicedo won possession more times than any other Brighton player against Liverpool (11), while no teammate won more duels (5) or made more tackles (3).
He was everywhere. 🥵 pic.twitter.com/avC1AaKjci
— Squawka (@Squawka) January 14, 2023
Big Spending Continues
This winter transfer window has already seen the Blues officially sign David Datro Fofana, Andrey Silva, Benoit Badiashile, Joao Felix, and Mykhailo Mudryk for a total spend nearing £200 million. This spending is a bid to turn around the poor slump the team has endured under Graham Potter.
The midfield is one of the problem areas not addressed by current spending and it appears the solution could cost as much as £75 million as the Seagulls hold out for the talented Caicedo.
The 21-year-old would go a long way to rehabbing the middle of the park which is currently dealing with injuries and Jorginho/Mateo Kovacic being asked to do more than they’re capable of right now.