TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Report
Update, Monday, Jan. 11 @ 5:30 ET - Moises Caicedo is set to sign for English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion according to Argentine journalist Cesar Luis Merlo. Atlanta United had reportedly been one of the handfull of teams in the running for the highly touted Ecuadorian prospect.
Moisés Caicedo🇪🇨, el crack de Independiente del Valle, fue vendido al Brighton. Esta semana le darán su visa de trabajo y luego viajará a 🇬🇧. pic.twitter.com/GE8fZNR8Zs— César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) January 11, 2021
Update: Saturday, Jan. 9 @ 1:35 pm ET – The race to land Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo appears wide open, with Atlanta United reportedly joined by Premier League sides West Ham, Everton and Chelsea in trying to secure his signature. That's the latest from Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who noted that ample ground remains in the transfer hunt.
West Ham and Everton - as Chelsea too - are not close to sign Moises Caicedo in this moment. Same for Atlanta [MLS]. The race is open and many clubs are involved. Manchester United have 100% decided *not* to sign him, as reported today here. 🔴 #mufc #efc #whufc https://t.co/1yns2pmDjV— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 8, 2021
Update: Friday, Jan. 8 @ 2:45 pm ET – According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United are out of the running for Moises Caicedo, opening up the sweepstakes to the multiple other teams that are reportedly scouting the Ecuadorian midfielder. Atlanta United was previously reported as the MLS team in the running for Caicedo's services.
Manchester United are now oriented *not* to sign Moises Caicedo. 🔴— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 8, 2021
He’s been scouted and Man Utd were in control of the situation because Moises’ dream was to join #mufc, but he’s not the priority. It was *never* a done deal.
‘Caicedo race’ is now on with many clubs involved.
Update: Wednesday, Jan. 6 @ 1:40 pm ET – The unnamed MLS team in contention for Moises Caicedo's signature is reportedly Atlanta United, according to separate developments from journalists Roger Gonzalez and James Nalton. The Five Stripes have a storied history of getting South American talent ever since they joined the league in 2017.
Some Moises Caicedo transfer info: Atlanta United now well in the mix for the 19-year-old midfielder. They will free up a DP slot by buying down Marcelino Moreno's contract to facilitate the move. #MLS— James Nalton (@JDNalton) January 6, 2021
Sources tell CBS Sports that the MLS offer for Ecuador rising star and Man. United target Moises Caicedo of Ind. del Valle is from Atlanta United. #MLS— Roger Gonzalez (@RGonzalezCBS) January 5, 2021
Original: Tuesday, Jan. 6 @ 4:50 pm ET – After weeks of being linked to Manchester United, 19-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo reportedly also has interest from elsewhere. Namely, the Independiente del Valle player has received offers from an MLS club as well as another club in Europe.
Independiente del Valle general manager Santiago Morales reportedly said the club received proposals from both the MLS club and the European club. By contrast, Independiente del Valle has not received an offer from Manchester United, per Morales.
Morales, according to a second report out of Ecuador, said the MLS offer was "financially the best, by far" of those Independiente del Valle has received for Caicedo. "It will also be necessary to analyze from the football point of view what is best for the player," Morales added.
The general manager also said he expects a decision to be made on Caicedo's future this week.
Caicedo, a central midfielder, is highly rated and has already made four appearances for the senior Ecuador national team.