'I would have': £50m man admits he may have listened to offers this summer, amid claims Liverpool wanted him
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'I would have': £50m man admits he may have listened to offers this summer, amid claims Liverpool wanted him

Reported Liverpool target Moises Caicedo has admitted that he would have thought about leaving Brighton had any offers arrived this summer.

Speaking to Ecuadorian site Ole, Caicedo was asked if he was entertaining the idea of joining Graham Potter at Chelsea.

“Now I’m very focused on Brighton and the World Cup. I want to do a great World Cup and then we’ll see what happens. I think it’s one of the best teams in the world and nobody would refuse a proposal from Chelsea or any other club like that. It’s a dream to be in the best teams in the world and succeed there,” said the 20-year-old.

Caicedo was then asked if he was aware of any offers from Manchester United. Like Liverpool, United have been rumoured to be tracking the midfielder.

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“I saw rumours and things like that, but I was working on my team, I didn’t want anything to take me out of my job, I let my entire agent handle. I was very calm, focused only on Brighton and did not know if there were other proposals or not,” he admitted,

“I was just working on my team to make good matches. If there was any proposal I would have thought about it a lot. But I am very happy here at Brighton and doing things very well, already adapted to the team. Now I just want to be here, keep adding minutes, play the World Cup and then we’ll see what happens.”

Caicedo open to a move next year

Caicedo emerged as a potential option to bolster the Liverpool midfield towards the end of the summer window.

A string of impressive performances for Brighton led to suggestions that the Reds were suitably enamoured.

Ecuadorian outlet Studio Futbol went as far as claiming that Liverpool were preparing a £50m bid for his services.

In the end, that didn’t happen. But should Caicedo continue his form at Brighton, he’s certainly one to keep an eye on for the Reds. The Ecuador international is clearly open to a move.

Chelsea may hold a slight advantage in the sense that Potter is now the manager at Stamford Bridge. But that shouldn’t put Liverpool off from making a play for his services.

Of course, Potter’s departure could also halt Caicedo’s progress. There’s always an air of uncertainty when a new manager comes in, and it shouldn’t be taken as a given that the player will continue to impress.

Given his talents, it looks a pretty safe bet that he will, though. In that scenario, it’s hard to see him staying at Brighton much longer. And judging from his words here, the midfielder would welcome an approach from Liverpool.

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