Liverpool are reportedly ready to make a last-minute bid for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo before the transfer window slams shut on September 1.The Sun has claimed that the Reds are preparing a £42 million bid for the 20-year-old prospect, who has enjoyed an incredibly successful start to the season.
Caicedo joined Brighton in February 2021 for £4.5 million from the Ecuadorian side Independiente (Transfermarkt), before he was sent on-loan to Belgian club Beerschot
The young midfielder made eight appearances for the Seagulls last term but has played in every Premier League encounter so far this term. His high-energy performances in midfield have attracted the attention of some of England’s biggest clubs.
The Ecuadorian international still has three years left on his contract and has become a key part of Graham Potter’s midfield, so he will not be cheap to price away from the Amex Stadium.
Caicedo would be a welcome addition to Liverpool, who are in the midst of a midfield injury crisis. Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all out, while Thiago, Milner and Henderson are in their 30s.
Many believe that the Merseyside club are in need of another option in the center of the park to compete for major honors this season, while also bringing the average age down.