Arsenal have reportedly joined Chelsea in the race to sign £75 million-rated Moises Caicedo from Brighton.
That’s according to the Telegraph who claim that Arsenal are looking for revenge on Chelsea, having missed out on the signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk.
And the Gunners allegedly could get that by signing Caicedo, 21, from Brighton for around £75 million in the January transfer window.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta clearly wants elite cover and competition for Thomas Partey at the Emirates, whilst Chelsea manager Graham Potter is in desperate need of a long-term replacement for N’Golo Kante at Stamford Bridge.
And it seems as though both clubs could go head to head for the same player…
Arsenal to battle Chelsea for Moises Caicedo
The Telegraph reckon that the Gunners could go big in the remaining six days of the winter window with a bold move to sign Caicedo – a player who Chelsea have been front-runners to sign for quite some time now.
If the north London club can beat the Blues to the 21-year-old’s signature it would be a truly massive statement of intent.
The Athletic recently described the Ecuador international as a ‘world-class’ player, and they’re not wrong – what a sensational young talent he is.
Caicedo possesses power and pace in abundance and has a limitless supply of energy and stamina. The Brighton star is tenacious in the tackle and has really impressive positional sense for someone so young. It is almost like he has been built in a laboratory specifically to dominate Premier League games.
The Ecuadorian midfielder has what it takes to go on and become the very best in his specific position. And if Arsenal manage to beat Chelsea to the signing of Moises Caicedo, it would more than make up for missing out on Mykhaylo Mudryk, that’s for sure.
READ ALSO: Ornstein claims Arsenal are close to making third January signing