The Moises Caicedo derby is over, and the ultimate winner is Chelsea after breaking Liverpool’s British record bid to nab the Ecuadorian from Brighton.
The famed transfer saga officially comes to an end as Todd Boehly’s Chelsea reaches a record £115m deal to force Brighton to let loose Moises Caicedo off the hook.
In a report confirmed by transfer expert and sports’ journalist, Fabrizio Romano, the agreement was reached in the aftermath of Chelsea‘s game versus Liverpool in the Super Sunday special at Stamford Bridge, with medicals booked for the player.
The Blues had initially made moves to have the deal agreed upon prior to the Sunday fixture but were held still by a persistent Liverpool who were adamant at staying in the race despite Moises Caicedo insistent on joining the Reds’ rivals, Chelsea.
Moises Caicedo will sign his Chelsea contract until the summer of 2031 with an option of extension till June 2032, approximately making it an 8-9 contract offer.
Brighton are set to receive a fixed fee of £115m from Chelsea for the Ecuadorian, with also a sell-on clause included in the deal.
Despite Liverpool agreeing a £110m deal with Brighton on Thursday, Moisés was clear about his interest in Chelsea, leaving Liverpool to walk alone in the aftermath of a 1-1 draw at the Bridge.
The incredible saga is officially over and Liverpool have categorically lost. Rumors are rife of Chelsea’s interest in another Liverpool target, Romeo Lavia and it remains to be seen if the Blues will push on to get the player signed to further leave the Reds with nothing as the deadline to the transfer window nears.
Chelsea fans, you officially have your man, Moises Caicedo.