Arsenal transfer target Moises Caicedo said he was ‘really close’ to joining Araenal in a recent transfer window, reports suggest [via TeleFootball].
The Brighton superstar revealed that he ‘liked’ Arsenal in the interview, implying that he would have enjoyed a move to the North London club. Sadly, the move failed to materialise, for reasons that are currently unknown.
On his transfer that never came to be, Caicedo said: “I’d seen a lot of Arsenal before knowing that there was a possibility of me signing for them. I was really close to joining Arsenal, so I suffered a lot.
“I liked them because they have young, talented players & stars but they always have that mindset of wanting more. I’m sure I’m gonna have many more opportunities”.
As such, a move for Caicedo by Arsenal in the future cannot be ruled out at this stage. He is under contract at Brighton until 2027, with the option to extend his deal for an extra year – as such, if they are to acquire his services, the Gunners will probably have to pay a hefty fee.
The Ecuadorian international is currently enjoying a wonderful season at the Falmer Stadium. Brighton are currently 7th in the Premier League table and look to be in a good position to secure European qualification for next season.
Caicedo isn’t the only Seagulls player who is currently being coveted by a top club. Many prestigious teams are chasing the signature of Evan Ferguson, including Manchester United.