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Report: Manchester United target Moises Caicedo has an offer from Atlanta United

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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.

 

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. 

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.

 

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.  

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. 

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