Arsenal made a roughly £70 million bid for Moises Caicedo during the January transfer window, but the club later rejected the offer. Football Insider claims that the Gunners intend to make a sizable offer this summer.
The 21-year-old midfielder has established himself as a crucial member of Brighton’s squad. He is one of the most promising young stars in the Premier League. The Arsenal really needs him with Thomas Partey. Caicedo may also turn out to be a great long-term investment.
The footballer made it known that he wanted to leave the Premier League team when Arsenal expressed interest in signing him in January. Caicedo, however, continued to be a Seagull as Brighton remained firm. He extended his contract with the club through the 2027 summer.
Given that he still has four years remaining on his contract with Brighton, it is reasonable to expect that they would now want higher compensation for his services. It’s unclear whether Arsenal will shell out a significant sum of money for him.
Arsenal will have to perform significantly better this time around after increasing their offer to £70 million in January. Football Insider claims that Brighton’s asking price is close to £90 million. The midfielder was acquired by the Premier League club in 2021 for £4.5 million, and it is anticipated that they will make a significant profit on him this summer.
Arsenal has a great chance of winning the Premier League and making the Champions League the following year. Despite their talent, they don’t have the depth to compete next season. Caicedo should be Mikel Arteta’s top priority if they want to improve their midfield.
He might make a fantastic addition to Partey in the Gunners’ central midfield position. He would control the tempo and aid them in keeping possession of the ball. The 21-year-old puts in a lot of effort and has a stellar reputation under pressure. Caicedo will support the Arsenal midfield defensively.
Kaoru Mitoma, Caicedo’s teammate at Brighton, is reportedly attracting interest from the Gunners, Manchester City, and Real Madrid. Mitoma signed a contract with the Seagulls in the summer of 2021 for less than €3 million, and he spent the previous season on loan with Union SG.
He has excelled during his first Premier League season. In 13 appearances, he has contributed to six goals and four assists. It’s not surprising that the outstanding performance of the Japan national team has sparked transfer rumors. Arsenal, City, and Madrid are reportedly all keeping an eye on the player.