FSG have reportedly been left frustrated in their failed bid to bring Moises Caicedo to Liverpool, with Chelsea now set to win the race for the Eciador midfielder.
According to the Mirror, Reds owner John W Henry is en-route to London to watch Liverpool’s Premier League opener against the Blues, with the hope being that Caicedo would sign for the Anfield side in a British-record deal.
However, it’s Chelsea who are now leading the race for the Brighton & Hove Albion star, with Todd Boehly expected to launch a £115m package to secure Caciedo’s services away from Liverpool.
The Merseyside giants had thought they had won the race for the midfielder after launching a sensational bid for Caicedo on Friday. However, Chelsea now look set to pip Liverpool to the 21-year-old.
The saga has been nothing short of speculator, yet for Liverpool and FSG, missing out on Caicedo will come across as a huge blow for their aspirations for the new season.
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Moreover, Liverpool’s British-record bid for Caicedo will now likely alert clubs that the Reds have money to spend, increasing their own asking prices for players the Reds might view as alternatives.
Liverpool’s ploy for Caicedo could not have gone any worse
Liverpool have showed immense ambition this week in launching a British-record bid to sign Caicedo, a player who could have transformed Jurgen Klopp’s side from European hopefuls to genuine Premier League contenders.
However, Chelsea’s reaction and Caicedo’s stance have not been part of the script, with Liverpool now in the midst of their worst possible outcome for the Brighton superstar.
With FSG and Henry now en-route to London, some frosty discussions could be on the horizon, especially if Chelsea best Liverpool later today at Stamford Bridge.