By June 2025, Brighton had reached an agreement with Ecuador’s international midfielder Moises Caicedo for £ 4.5m.
The 19-year-old, who comes from Independiente del Valle, the Ecuadorian side, was previously scanned by Manchester United and over the past few weeks was connected with a move to Old Trafford.
In October, Caicedo became the first player to ever score in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying, born in the 21st century, with a goal in Ecuador’s 4-2 victory over Uruguay, winning a total of four caps to date.
Brighton manager Graham Potter said, “It’s no secret we have been working to bring Moises to the club, and we are very pleased he is finally here,”
It will take time for the group to settle in, for us to get to know him and vice versa, as well as to get up to speed and be ready for the Premier League demands.
In Ecuador, he did well and made his debut for his country just 18 years ago. He’s an exciting signer, but we must give him time to make changes.
In August 2018, Brighton signed striker Billy Arce from Independiente del Valle as well.
“Moises has had a lot of interest from clubs across Europe, which is understandable given how well he has done,” Moises has had a lot of interest from clubs across Europe, which is understandable given how well he has done.
He has been aware of the recruiting team for some time and we are sure that he is a player with a very promising future ahead of him.
Owing to the existing constraints, it has been a difficult transition, and there has been a lot of hard work to get the transfer done through many divisions of the club.
“Moises is still a young player, moving away from his country for the first time, so we allow him the time he needs to adjust and adapt.”