Brighton CEO Paul Barber has responded to reports that Liverpool bid twice for Moisés Caicedo. The player is in demand right now.
The question comes after weeks of reports that both Liverpool and Chelsea want the 21-year-old. The Guardian claimed that both sides wanted him just last week, in fact.
But it appears that interest hasn’t gotten as far as actual bids. Barber hasn’t heard of anything from the two clubs – but maybe they just don’t know how to get in touch.
“No [they haven’t been in touch], I’m pleased they haven’t,” said Barber.
“So anything that suggests Liverpool have made one or two bids, or that Chelsea may be circling is premature?” asked Jacobs.
“Maybe they haven’t got my email address because I haven’t received them,” replied the Ceo.
Barber then went on to hail Caicedo. He referenced comments from former boss Graham Potter, now at Chelsea, who claimed that Caicedo would cost £100m to sign.
“Graham’s comments were part in jest but part serious because you know, he has been an exceptional player for us since he came into the Premier League,” said Barber. “Developing all the time.
“A young man, great attitude, fantastic work ethic.”
Moisés Caicedo and Liverpool
It doesn’t exactly sound as though Liverpool are at all close to signing Caicedo. The Athletic claim, in fact, that the Ecuadorian is out of their price range now – so maybe Potter wasn’t far off.
And that’s a shame. We’re big fans of Caicedo and believe he could be an ideal player in the middle of Liverpool’s midfield. More than that, we think Jurgen Klopp and co. could work absolute wonders with him.
But maybe this is just one to revisit in the summer. A January transfer seems highly unlikely at this point.