Manchester United and Newcastle could be set to forge ahead of West Ham in the January race to sign Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.

That’s according to a report from The Sun who claim that both Manchester United and Newcastle could make £70 million moves for the 21-year-old star in the January transfer window.

West Ham boss David Moyes allegedly really wants to bring Caicedo to the London Stadium.

Annoyingly, Moyes decided against signing the Ecuador international back in the summer of 2021 and January 2022.

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And now Manchester United and Newcastle could really make the Hammers manager regret that decision.

Man United boss Erik ten Hag and Magpies chief Eddie Howe are allegedly chasing down the Brighton star’s signature.

And if he ends up at either Old Trafford or St James’ Park in January following a blockbuster £70 million deal, Moyes and the West Ham owners will be absolutely kicking themselves…

Manchester United and Newcastle could hijack Moyes January plan with £70m bids

The Sun claims that Brighton have told Man United and the Magpies to pay £70 million for Moises Caicedo if they want to sign him in January.

That price almost certainly rules West Ham out of the race.

And failing to sign him last year now seems like a really poor decision from those in power at the club.

90 Min recently described the midfielder as ‘outstanding’, and they’re not wrong! What a player he is.

Caicedo has adapted so well to the robust and intense nature of Premier League football, which is quite remarkable considering the fact that he’s only 21.

He is a powerful and energetic central midfielder and had bagged two goals and two assists in 25 games for Brighton thus far (Transfermarkt).

Manchester United and Newcastle could hijack Moyes January plan with £70m bids
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Caicedo possesses stamina in abundance and has all of the attributes that Moyes needs to add to his central midfield options in January.

In 14 Premier League outings so far this season, the Ecuadorian ace has averaged 3.1 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 0.6 clearances per match. He’s made 53.9 passes per game on average and has recorded a completion rate of 87.3% (Who Scored).

Caicedo would literally have been the perfect signing for us in the summer of 2021, or January 2022.

Passing up on the chance to sign him now looks like a truly massive mistake from West Ham manager David Moyes.

And if Manchester United or Newcastle sign Caicedo in January, it really will rub salt into the Hammers’ wounds.

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