Chelsea signal Caicedo from Brighton for British file payment

Chelsea completed the signing of Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo.

Chelsea accomplished the signing of Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo.
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Chelsea have damaged the British switch file for the second time in a 12 months after saying the signing of Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo from Brighton & Hove Albion on an eight-year contract on Monday.

Monetary particulars weren’t disclosed however British media mentioned Chelsea can pay 115 million kilos ($145.96 million), eclipsing the 106 million kilos file payment the London membership paid to signal Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez from Benfica in January.

“I’m so completely satisfied to affix Chelsea! I’m so excited to be right here at this huge membership and I did not must assume twice when Chelsea referred to as me, I simply knew I needed to signal for the membership,” the 21-year-old Caicedo mentioned in a membership assertion.

“It is a dream come true to be right here and I can not wait to get began with the crew.”

Caicedo nonetheless had 4 years to run on his Brighton contract however had informed the membership he wished to depart. He was denied a transfer in January when Arsenal got here calling and signed a contract extension in March.

Caicedo was additionally the topic of a detailed season tug-of-war between Chelsea and Liverpool, whose supervisor Juergen Klopp confirmed final week that the Merseyside membership had reached an settlement with Brighton over his switch.

Chelsea had a number of bids for Caicedo rejected earlier than Liverpool swooped in with their supply however the Ecuadorean determined to maneuver to the west London membership managed by Mauricio Pochettino.

Chelsea’s coup in signing Caicedo means they’ve spent over $1 billion in participant switch charges for the reason that new possession led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital accomplished their takeover of the membership in Might 2022.

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