Arsenal transfer news: Gunners bid £70m for Moises Caicedo but Brighton insists on not selling midfielder | Football news
Arsenal have made a second offer for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo worth £70m including additional terms.
However, Brighton’s stance remains unchanged and the midfielder is not for sale.
The Gunners were turned down an initial £60m offer for Caicedo, which prompted the Colombia international to plead with Brighton to let him go and join the Premier League leaders in a statement on social media.
Caicedo, who told Brighton’s official website he was only focused on his current club last week, was told to avoid training with the Seagulls until after the Tuesday transfer window after the post. posted on his Instagram.
Leandro Trossard has traded Brighton for Arsenal in the current transfer window in a deal worth £27m.
De Zerbi: Brighton ready to go on without Caicedo
Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi wants Caicedo to stay at Brighton until the end of the season but says the club are “ready to move on without him”.
“When you’re 21 and you get a request from a big team that’s playing in the European league, I can understand,”
“Caicedo is a very good guy and I can understand him,” De Zerbi said after Sunday’s breath-taking FA Cup fourth-round win over Liverpool.
“When you’re 21 and you get a request from a big team, they’re playing in the European league, I can understand.”
Asked if he was surprised by Caicedo’s social media post, De Zerbi added: “Yes, I was. I’m not sure if that’s him if you know what I mean…”
Emphasizing whether he thinks Caicedo has been influenced by others, De Zerbi said: “Yes, I think so.”
What does Caicedo’s Instagram post say?
Caicedo’s Instagram post reads: “I am grateful to Mr Bloom and Brighton for giving me the chance to come to the Premier League and I feel I have always given my best. I always play with a smile and a left. heart.
“I am the youngest of 10 siblings from an impoverished family in Santa Domingo, Ecuador. My dream has always been to become the most honored player in the history of Ecuador.
“I am proud to have been able to bring a record transfer fee to Brighton, which will allow them to reinvest and help the club continue to be successful.
“The fans have put me in their hearts and they will always be in mine, so I hope they can understand why I want to take this great opportunity.”
Caicedo told Brighton’s official website earlier this week that he is solely focused on his current club.
Trossard has traded Brighton for Arsenal in the current transfer window in a deal worth £27m, but Brighton are determined to keep Caicedo.
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