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Manchester United have reportedly pulled out of a move for Moises Caicedo after negotiations turned “messy”. The midfielder now seems set to join Brighton in a deal worth a reported £5million.
United are set to move on from their pursuit of Caicedo.
The Ecuadorian midfielder had become a target for a host of Premier League clubs recently after an impressive spell of form for Independiente del Valle.
He plays as a central midfielder, but can drop deeper and play in front of the defence as well and mop up any loose balls.
The 19-year-old wonderkid was believed to be one of United’s top targets of the window, but it now seems they are ready to end their pursuit.
Reports suggest negotiations were ongoing over a move, but turned sour after too many people got involved.
The Manchester Evening News claims intermediaries became involved in negotiations complicated things.
Caicedo was apparently willing to work with anyone who could help him seal a move to United, but United grew concerned about the amount of intermediaries involved.
He reportedly worked with numerous agents, which only complicated things further for the Red Devils.
They have now apparently ended their interest, and are ready to let him go elsewhere.
And now, Brighton are apparently set to complete a deal worth £5m.
West Ham, Newcastle United and Chelsea were all interested in signing him.
But Brighton have reportedly had a bid accepted by Independiente for the teen, and are set to wrap up the negotiations this month.
Brighton have previous with Independiente, having signed Billy Arce in 2018.
Arce is yet to play for the first-team yet, but will likely continue his development alongside Caicedo.
United are set to continue targeting young talent from around the world, and will focus on teenage acquisitions.
Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo have both been signed in recent months, and Romain Faivre is believed to be a target.
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