Moisés Caicedo has accomplished a transfer from Brighton to Chelsea for a British-record switch price of £115 million ($146m), the membership introduced on Monday.
The transfer places an finish to a monthslong switch saga, with Chelsea supervisor Mauricio Pochettino having labelled Caicedo as his No. 1 goal this summer time and the membership’s opening bids being rejected by Brighton.
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Nevertheless, Chelsea confronted competitors for his signature. On Friday, Liverpool broke floor and agreed a £111m price with Brighton — the primary membership to take action — just for the midfielder to reject a transfer to Anfield and as an alternative point out his need to hitch Chelsea.
Chelsea upped their supply, with sources telling ESPN the membership agreed a deal on Sunday that features an preliminary £100m in assured funds with an extra £15m in add-ons. Round half of the add-ons are described as simply achievable with the opposite half significantly more durable to set off.
“I’m so glad to hitch Chelsea! I’m so excited to be right here at this huge membership and I did not need to suppose twice when Chelsea referred to as me, I simply knew I wished to signal for the membership,” Caicedo mentioned in a statement after signing an eight-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
“It is a dream come true to be right here and I can not wait to get began with the crew.”
Caicedo loved a profitable spell at Brighton after becoming a member of in February 2021 from Ecuadorian facet Independiente del Valle. He spent the primary half of the next season on mortgage with Belgian outfit Beerschot.
He went on to make 53 appearances in all competitions for Brighton and turns into the newest membership personnel to go to Chelsea, following within the footsteps of Marc Cucurella and Robert Sánchez in addition to former supervisor Graham Potter.
Chelsea’s coup in signing Caicedo means they’ve spent over $1 billion in participant switch charges because the new possession led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital accomplished their takeover of the membership in Might 2022.
Data from Reuters was included on this report.