Real Madrid are plotting a shocking move for Brighton midfielder who is a target for Liverpool.
The sixth-most expensive player Real Madrid has ever signed is midfielder Moises Caicedo, who is currently playing for Brighton.
After a brief loan to Belgium, Caicedo joined Brighton in 2021, and ever since his return to the Seagulls at the end of the previous campaign, the Ecuadorian has been a revelation.
The 21-year-old produced outstanding performances against Arsenal and Manchester United, scoring his first Premier League goal in a 4-0 thrashing of the latter team.
With Brighton currently in eighth place in the league, he has continued to control games in the middle of the park this season.
Fichajes also claims that Real has been impressed by what they have seen of Caicedo. According to reports, president Florentino Perez thinks he might be the perfect replacement for Luka Modric after he leaves the Santiago Bernabeu.
Despite signing a one-year extension, Modric is still going strong and will turn 38 in 2019. With the addition of France’s Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelion Tchouameni, Los Blancos have already begun making plans for the future.
Along with another player who is relatively new to the Premier League, Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes, Caicedo is a target for the midfield position.
Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund and England is also well-regarded, and Real also has Enzo Fernandez and Florian Wirtz on their short list.
Brighton reportedly wants a club-record £68 million transfer fee in order to prevent Caicedo from leaving on the cheap.
This would cost more than the £63 million they paid Chelsea for Marc Cucurella, making Caicedo one of Real’s most expensive signings.
He would be seated next to the legendary Zinedine Zidane, who left Juventus for Real Madrid in 2001 after receiving a sizable financial reward.
Caicedo still has three years left on his contract with Brighton; he has also been linked to Liverpool and Manchester United.
When asked about his plans, Caicedo responded, “I’m very happy here at Brighton,” in September. I only consider Brighton as a club right now.
“I am currently a member of this club, and I will do anything for this club and to continue doing well here.”