Liverpool has been told that $42 million will no longer be enough to buy Moises Caicedo’s boots, as they had been told before. Instead, it will only be enough to buy his “laces.”
Ecuador’s foreign policy is getting people interested
Klopp wants to add to his midfield
Seagulls have no plans to sell anything.
WHAT TOOK PLACE? Brighton is still not willing to sell any of their best players during the January transfer window. Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, who won the World Cup with Argentina, and Spain goalkeeper Robert Sanchez are among the players who have drawn interest. Liverpool is still rumored to be interested in Ecuadorian star Caicedo, but the 21-year-value old’s is rising so quickly that his price tag is getting higher and higher every week as Brighton tries to ward off unwanted advances from afar.
WHAT THEY SAID: Seagulls CEO Paul Barber told CBS Sports that former Brighton manager Graham Potter was wrong when he said at the beginning of the season that Liverpool’s big offer would only get Caicedo’s shoes: “I’m not sure if $42 million will even cover the boots at this point; maybe it will only cover the laces. But jokes aside, the market decides the value of every player in the end. Graham’s comments were both funny and serious, since Moises has been one of our best players. Since he joined the Premier League, he has been getting better and better. He’s a young man with a great attitude and a great work ethic. Off the field, he’s also a very nice person. So, all of these things add to a footballer’s value when it comes time to sell.”
BIG PICTURE: Barber went on to say that Liverpool was supposedly trying to get Caicedo to leave the Amex Stadium. “I’m glad to say we haven’t had any [offers],” he said. I haven’t seen any of my emails, so maybe they haven’t gotten them.”
WHAT NEXT? Liverpool are expected to freshen up their midfield ranks at some stage in the near future, with Jurgen Klopp considered to be in need of reinforcements in that area of the field as Premier League heavyweights from Anfield endure uncharacteristic struggles for consistency.