It is a new concept of sabotage. It was not enough that Arsenal’s target, Moises Caicedo, was absent from training, so he said goodbye to the club through social media.
Caicedo has emerged as a ‘hot potato’ in the transfer market. Arsenal and Chelsea actively moved for the scout. First, Chelsea offered Brighton & Hove Albion £55 million (approximately 84.2 billion won), but Brighton rejected it.
Arsenal also approached. Arsenal offered Brighton £60 million (approximately 91.9 billion won), a higher amount than Chelsea. The result was the same. Brighton rejected a bid worth 92 billion won with a single stroke, as if to state that it would never give up Caicedo this winter.
Then the player moved. On the 28th (Korean time) shortly after the report of Brighton’s ‘unavailable for sale’ came out, Caicedo posted on his SNS, “I am grateful to Brighton for giving me the opportunity to come to the Premier League, and I feel that I have always done my best. (…) Brighton “I am proud to be able to bring in a record transfer fee for . I hope the fans can understand why I want to seize this great opportunity.”
This is unusual. When players post transfer-related posts on social media, it is usually to bid farewell to fans after negotiations are finalized. It is not common to openly request a transfer on social media when the club is not even talking to other teams like Caisedo.
‘Not participating in training’ seems gentlemanly. Caicedo did not appear in Saturday’s training as expected by local media. Reporter Fabricio Romano, an expert on the European football transfer market, reported on the 28th that Caicedo would not be in Brighton’s squad for the time being, saying, “Caicedo did not participate in training. He will also miss the FA Cup match between Brighton and Liverpool tomorrow.” 먹튀검증
This is a great opportunity for Arsenal. Arsenal are planning to present a better offer. Thomas Partey was injured in the FA Cup, so he has no intention of missing out on Caicedo, as it is urgent to reinforce the midfield. The British ‘Football Insider’ said on the 28th, “Arsenal has newly offered 65 million pounds (about 99.5 billion won),” and reported that Arsenal is concentrating its efforts on signing Caicedo.