Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool have reportedly won the race for Moises Caicedo’s signature after an agreement was reached with Brighton and Hove Albion.
Liverpool have beaten Chelsea to the Colombia midfielder who will join the Reds for a British record fee of 110 million pounds.
Chelsea’s move for Caicedo
The Blues have been in the hunt for the talented defensive midfielder but have seen their bids rejected by fellow Premier League side Brighton.
Chelsea had tabled three separate bids for the young midfielder as they look to continue their rebuild under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino.
As reported by Pulse Sports Nigeria, Todd Boehly-led Chelsea were set for a fourth bid for Caicedo but the move has now been hijacked by rivals Liverpool.
Liverpool hijack Caicedo
The Seagulls had insisted that the 21-year-old will only be allowed to leave the Amex for the highest bidder and held an auction with a midnight cut-off for the player where Klopp’s Liverpool emerged as the preferred bidders.
With Caicedo set for Anfield, this will make him the most expensive player in Liverpool’s history, shattering the 75 million pounds the club paid for captain Virgil van Dijk.
This deal will also see the Reds break the 105 million pounds Arsenal paid this summer for Declan Rice who joined the club from West Ham United this summer.
Caicedo’s departure will see Brighton kick off the new Premier League season with the midfield duo that helped the club to a historic Europa League spot last season.
Argentina’s Alexis Mac Allister had already joined Liverpool earlier in the summer and will now be reunited with his former teammate at Brighton once the deal is completed.