Chris Sutton criticized Moises Caicedo’s attitude.
Caicedo has recently been linked with Chelsea and Arsenal. Caicedo, who plays for Brighton and has already been evaluated as a proven resource in the English Premier League (EPL), played an outstanding role in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar held last year and emerged as a major seller in the transfer market this winter.
It was only natural that Chelsea and Arsenal were interested. Chelsea are looking for long-term replacements for N’Golo Kante and Jorginho. Although they have recruited several players, it is Chelsea who has set Caicedo as another target as he is a player who can be put into full force immediately. The existence of manager Graham Porter, who had a relationship with Caicedo in Brighton, and aggressive investments added to the transfer rumors.
Arsenal are concentrating their efforts on the transfer market to solidify their top spot. There is Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey, but Arsenal felt they needed a player who could alternate between the two as the players were likely to wear out towards the end of the season. It was judged that Kaicedo, who had a high level of activity and good movement, was the right person. Arsenal are said to have made three official offers so far to sign Caicedo.
Caicedo also made it clear that he wanted to leave the team. After Chelsea and Arsenal’s interest materialized, Caicedo posted on his social media account, “Thanks to Brighton for bringing me to the Premier League. My dream is to become the most decorated player in Ecuador’s history. I will pay Brighton a record transfer fee. “I’m proud to hug and help the club reinvest. The fans have cared for me and they will always be in my heart. I think they will understand why I want to seize this great opportunity.” It was a clear farewell notice.
However, this was Caicedo’s solo act, and Caicedo could not escape criticism.
English legend and football pundit Chris Sutton said: “Caicedo must have been given bad advice or he must be an idiot. That social media post was really stupid. They are doing it. Brighton reserve the right not to let Caicedo go.”