West Ham United signing Moises Caicedo from Brighton and Hove Albion this summer would be a truly massive coup for the club.

The Mirror claimed a few days ago that the Hammers are eyeing up a move to sign the 20-year-old Brighton midfielder.

READ…Report: West Ham now want to sign ‘outstanding’ Premier League midfielder before D-day

And then just yesterday, Sky Sports claimed that West Ham could face strong competition from Manchester United for the 23-capped Ecuador internationals signature.

David Moyes desperately needs to sign a top-class central midfielder before the transfer window slams shut. He has already brought Flynn Downes to the London Stadium but the 23-year-old on his own will offer nowhere near enough competition and cover for Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek this season.

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Caicedo is someone Moyes has tried to sign before.

And it seems as though the Scot is ready to try again. What an unbelievable addition the Ecuadorian would be for West Hamm And we think we might be in a good position to beat Manchester United to his signature this summer…

West Ham signing Moises Caicedo would be a massive coup

The Hammers should be in a very strong position to prise the midfielder away from Brighton.

We have European football on offer and should be pushing for a top six place finish once again.

Meanwhile, Manchester United is a toxic place to be playing football at the moment. Moving to Old Trafford would be a huge risk for Caicedo at this stage of his career.

Meanwhile, we believe that he would flourish at the London Stadium playing alongside Declan Rice in the middle of the park.

The 20-year-old is a truly top-class player.

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 20.

He is a powerful and energetic central midfielder and had bagged one goal and two assists in just 12 games for Brighton thus far (Transfermarkt).

West Ham could secure a real coup by signing Moises Caicedo
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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 this summer.

In two Premier League outings so far this season, the Ecuadorian ace has averaged four tackles, 2.5 interceptions and two clearances per match. He’s made 38 passes per game on average and has recorded a completion rate of 80.3% (Who Scored).

Quite how much Brighton will demand for the 20-year-old remains to be seen.

Hopefully West Ham manage to beat Manchester United to the signing of Moises Caicedo this summer.

The Brighton star could end up being a fantastic addition to Moyes’s squad at the London Stadium.

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