Have Brighton trumped Man Utd for IDV starlet Moises Caicedo?

Tim Vickery claims Man United have ‘locked in’ signing of 19-year-old

Brighton have made a £4.5million offer for coveted Ecuador worldwide Moises Caicedo.

The 19-year old from Independiente del Valle is due to undergo a medical before committing to the South Coast club after negotiations intensified on Friday.

Moreover, London clubs Chelsea and West Ham United have also made a decision to not spend on the teenager.

Brighton have links with Independiente having signed their striker Billy Arce in August 2018, with the 22-year-old on loan at Liga de Quito back in Ecuador.

What remains to be seen now is whether the player and the Premier League club can agree personal terms before the transfer window ends. The reason being that United do not need him. "They are buying on promise, but Caicedo is much more than promise, he is reality".

Tim Vickery claims Man United have ‘locked in’ signing of 19-year-old

Caicedo has established himself as a regular fixture in the Independiente del Valle team and his domestic performances earned the teenager a call-up to the Ecuador national team in October for the first time.

'We have received an offer from a European club for Moises Caicedo, ' revealed the club's manager, Santiago Morales.

The teenager is the first ever player born in the 21st century to score in a CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier. He is a terrific athlete who makes football look easy.

"That kind of box-to-box midfielder that's very much in the tradition of the England game. He really does look like the genuine article".

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