Report: Arsenal make bid for ‘outstanding’ Moises Caicedo – he’d be their 2nd biggest signing ever

Top journo explains why Arteta is best man for Arsenal job

Arsenal have reportedly just lodged a monster £60 million bid for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.

That’s according to well-renowned Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano who claims that Arsenal have moved in to sign the 21-year-old after Chelsea had a £55 million bid rejected for him.

Central midfield is clearly an area at the Emirates where Gunners boss Mikel Arteta wants to improve upon, with little cover or competition in place for Thomas Partey.

And it seems as though Arteta has his eye on one man in particular…

Moises Caicedo subject of Arsenal bid

Fabrizio Romano took to Twitter this afternoon to share the news regarding a bid from the Gunners for the Ecuador international:

What an incredible signing this would be for Arsenal, if Arteta manages to tempt Brighton into selling their star man.

Jamie Redknapp recently described the young midfielder as a ‘revelation’ (Sussex World). Meanwhile, 90 Min recently labelled the midfielder as ‘outstanding’, and they’re absolutely spot on! Caicedo possesses the kind of ability needed to go on and become one of the very best players in world football.

Moises Caicedo is a bundle of energy, and he has pace and power in abundance. The 21-year-old is perfectly built for Premier League football, and he will only continue to get better and better. However, whether £60 million will be enough to tempt the Seagulls into selling Caicedo remains to be seen.

If Arsenal do sign the Brighton ace for £60 million, he’d be their second most expensive signing of all-time just behind Nicolas Pepe.

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