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Report: West Ham now want to sign Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo before D-day

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Report: West Ham now want to sign Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo before D-day

West Ham United are reportedly keen to sign talented Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from The Sunday Mirror (print edition August 14th, page 76) who claim that the Hammers could face competition from the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Juventus for the 20-year-old’s signature.

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West Ham boss David Moyes allegedly tried to bring Caicedo to the London Stadium last summer.

Brighton ended up winning the race for the 23-capped Ecuador international, however, and signed him for just £4.5 million in the January window (Sky Sports).

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That now looks like absolutely peanuts and it seems as though Brighton have got themselves an unbelievably good player for a real bargain fee.

And Moyes’s interest in Caicedo has apparently been piqued by the midfielder’s performances for the Seagulls so far this season…

West Ham eyeing Moises Caicedo swoop

The Sunday Mirror (print edition August 14th, page 76) reckon that the Hammers are one of a handful of clubs who are keen to prise the 20-year-old away from Brighton this summer.

We would absolutely love Caicedo at the London Stadium, as unlikely as that may be with the calibre of clubs chasing his signature.

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).

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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.

But if there is any chance whatsoever of West Ham signing Moises Caicedo, Moyes and the Hammers owners need to go all out to make it happen.

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