Manchester United to rival Newcastle and arch-rivals for attainable South American midfielder

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Liverpool-linked midfielder Moises Caicedo

According to The Sunday Mirror (h/t The Shields Gazette), Manchester United have joined Newcastle United and arch-rivals, Liverpool, for the signature of Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo, with the club reportedly willing to cash in on one of their most prized assets.

Liverpool are heavily linked with the Ecuadorian midfielder as one of the primary targets to cover their failing midfield. Newcastle, meanwhile, are looking to build on their impressive season and add more steel and tenacity to their side.

Now, Man United are the latest side to register their interest in the player with Erik ten Hag keen to add quality reinforcements to his improving team.

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Liverpool-linked midfielder Moises Caicedo. (Getty Images)
Moises Caicedo on Manchester United’s radar (Getty Images)

The rise of Caicedo has been quite exponential, considering he has appeared in just over 20 appearances in the Premier League. But several top clubs are already after his signature following his impressive displays since making his debut last season.

One thing which is favourable for us is the fact that Caicedo has previously admitted that Manchester United are the team he would want to play for in the future.

An exciting young talent with heaps of potential, Caicedo has all the qualities required to become a world-class midfielder in the coming years. Whoever lands him could be getting themselves a dominant player for years to come.

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Liverpool-linked midfielder Moises Caicedo.
Moises Caicedo is ‘happy’ at Brighton & Hove Albion amidst links to Manchester United. (Photo by Jose JACOME / various sources / AFP) (Photo by JOSE JACOME/AFP via Getty Images)

Caicedo has previously expressed his happiness about staying at his current club, Brighton which are in a phase of transition with new manager Roberto di Zerbi slowly incorporating his vision for the club.

“I’m very happy here at Brighton.

I’m not thinking about any other club than Brighton. This is the club where I am now and I will give everything for this club and to keep doing well here.”

Another year at Brighton would not do the player any harm. At just 21 years of age, he has time on his side for a big-money move in the future.

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It will be interesting to see where will the exciting midfielder end up in the coming seasons with the player having a plethora of options to choose where he wants to head his career.

Hopefully, he chooses his favourite club growing up as his next destination and potentially become an integral part of Ten Hag’s revolution.