Why Man Utd turned down Moises Caicedo transfer despite being able to sign star for just £4m

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MOISES CAICEDO could’ve signed for Manchester United for just £4million, but is now in the midst of a £111million transfer battle.

The Brighton midfielder has been hot property this summer and looks like he will be leaving the west coast club soon.

Moises Caicedo could’ve joined Man Utd for just £4million in 2021[/caption]


It has been reported that The Seagulls have accepted a British-record £111million bid for the Ecuadorian from Liverpool.

And they could still rake in even more cash with Chelsea said to still be looking to swoop in and steal Caicedo away from the Reds.

The London club are reportedly willing to go even higher than Liverpool’s £111million bid to secure the services of the defensive minded midfielder.

But despite his now HUGE valuation and the number of top teams clamouring to sign him, Manchester United turned down the opportunity to bring him to Old Trafford for just £4million.

According to The Athletic, The Red Devils walked away from a deal for Caicedo in 2021 just before Brighton brought him to the Premier League.

The Manchester side held talks with his former club Independiente del Valle two years ago over the move.

But chose to turn their attention elsewhere due to financial complications over payments to various agents.

It was Brighton who took their place in the negotiations and were able to sort out the complicated payments and agree a deal for Caicedo.

The 21-year-old has impressed during his time in the Premier League since and was even subject to two bids from Arsenal back in January.

Brighton dismissed both out of hand with the second being worth £70million.

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