Brighton Rejects Arsenal's £70m Bid Leaving Moises Caicedo in Tears | Spurzine

Brighton Rejects Arsenal’s £70m Bid Leaving Moises Caicedo in Tears


As Arsenal continues its search for a capable midfielder, the club’s efforts to steal star player Moises Caicedo were shattered after Brighton rejected their whopping £70m bid over the weekend.

Despite many tries, Arsenal found itself in a tough spot after Brighton still said no to the team’s offer to snub Moises Caicedo off their hands. Brighton’s stance remains unchanged with the midfielder still not for sale in January, with the transfer window set to shut on Tuesday at 11 pm.

If Brighton had accepted the offer for the 21-year-old, it would have been a club-record transfer, surpassing the £60m sale the club made to Chelsea for Marc Cucurella in the summer according to Sky Sports. It should also be noted that the Gunners at first had offered an initial £60m offer for Caicedo but still it got rejected.

As the offer continued to grow bigger, the Colombian international pleaded with Brighton and even wrote a statement on social media begging the club to let him go so that he could join the Gunners. After the incident, the player was told to stay away from training until after Tuesday’s transfer deadline following his Instagram post.

Meanwhile, in other news, Leandro Trossard has already made his move from Brighton to Arsenal in the current transfer window in a deal worth £27m. Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi wants Caicedo to stay at Brighton until the end of the season but says the club are “ready to go forward without him”.

“Caicedo is a very good guy and I can understand him,” said De Zerbi after Sunday’s last-gasp FA Cup fourth-round win over Liverpool. “When you are 21 and you receive the request of a big team, they are playing in European competition, I can understand.”

When De Zerbi was asked about Caicedo’s social media post and whether he was surprised by it, he added: Yes, yes I was. I’m not sure if it was him if you know what I mean…” He was later asked if he thought Caicedo had been influenced by others, and he responded: “Yes, I think so.”


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Allan Bangirana

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spurzine. He is passionate about tech, and games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.

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