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Antonio Valencia says he hopes Brighton midfielder joins Man United

Manchester United spent the summer focusing on strengthening their midfield department following several departures in that area, with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic among those to leave.

Casemiro and Christian Eriksen joined the club and the pair have settled in well but there are still calls for the club to make additional signings in midfield.

Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo has started the season in stellar fashion and he has been linked with a move to United in the past.

Now, former United captain Antonio Valencia has admitted that he wants Caicedo to join the Reds when it’s time for his next move.

Hopefully Moises Caicedo can go to a big team in England,” Valencia is quoted as saying by Studio Football, according to Sport Witness.

“He is a humble boy; he was born to be great and hopefully he can come to Manchester United.”

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Caicedo has started all six of Brighton’s league games this season as Graham Potter swiftly turned him into one of the division’s best defensive midfielders.

His qualities are not only limited to the defensive or middle third, however, as he has proven himself capable going forward as well.

SN’s verdict…
It goes without saying that Caicedo would be a fantastic addition to the United squad and a long-term one as well but the signing of Casemiro offsets any immediate need for a midfielder.

It remains to be seen whether Erik ten Hag will be keen on adding more bodies to midfield in January but the expectation is still that it will be explored next summer.

Caicedo has three years remaining on his Brighton contract, meaning a move next summer is not completely out of the question. Clubs tend to begin accepting sales when their players enter their final 24 months.

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