Manchester United target Moises Caicedo is not expected to leave Brighton & Hove Albion in January.
The Ecuadorian midfielder has been linked with a move to Old Trafford ever since he was playing for Independiente del Valle, however, it looks like Brighton could make significant profit on the player if the Premier League’s biggest clubs come knocking on their door.
Caicedo has featured at the World Cup with Ecuador, who were knocked out of the group stages on Wednesday following a defeat against Senegal.
However, after an impressive season for Brighton, Manchester United and Liverpool have been linked with a move for Caicedo.
In a column for Caught Offside, transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano explains that there is interest in Caicedo’s signature, but a January move seems unlikely at this moment.
“Caicedo is not expected to leave in January, the situation is still the same. Liverpool, Man United but also other clubs are monitoring him; he’s been on Manchester United’s list for years but then nothing happened. I’m sure Brighton will try to keep him at least until June,” wrote Romano.
Brighton have already had to cope with losing their manager during the season, so I doubt they will entertain any offers for their best players in January. They will be trying to finish the season as strongly as possible – so any deal would likely cost a fortune.
I can’t see United spending big on a midfielder when they need a goalscorer in January.