Moisés Caicedo signs eight seasons with Chelsea


The English Chelsea confirmed on Monday the signing for the next eight seasons of the young Ecuadorian midfielder Moisés Caicedo, from Brighton & Hove Albion and who finally imposed his preference of going to the London team.

Caicedo, 21, also had an offer from Liverpool, who had even reached an agreement with his club for around 110 million euros, but not with the footballer, whose wish was to join the ‘Blues’ ranks.

The double European champion did not detail financial figures for the South American player’s contract, but according to what was indicated by ‘ESPN’, the agreement would be for more than 116 million euros, plus variables, which is a record in British football.

“I am very happy to join Chelsea. I am very excited to be here at this great club and I didn’t have to think twice when he called me, I just knew that I wanted to sign for this club. It’s a dream come true to be here and I don’t see the It’s time to start with the team,” Caicedo said on the London team’s website.

For their part, Chelsea sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley stressed that Caicedo “has proven to be an outstanding player in European football over the last 18 months.” “We are delighted to add him to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad. Moisés possesses a rare skill set in midfield and is a player we have been targeting for some time. We believe he will have a significant impact at Stamford Bridge this season and in the future. years to come,” they added.