Moises Caicedo was the subject of transfer interest from Arsenal in January and the Gunners are reportedly still keen on signing him.
The Ecuador international has signed a new contract at Brighton, which should discourage Arsenal from thinking about his signature.
However, that hasn’t been the case and the Gunners look set to reignite their interest in the 21-year-old at the end of the season.
But former Scottish player Tam McManus says it makes no sense for them to spend up to £90million on his services because he will not even be the first choice at the Emirates.
He tells Football Insider:
“I don’t think he’s any better than what Arsenal already have.
“To be honest I look at Xhaka who’s been revived under Arteta – he’s been very, very good.
“I thought he was on his way out.
“Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard complete their midfield – Caicedo doesn’t play ahead of any of them for me, and then they have Jorginho too.
“I think for that sort of money Arsenal need somebody who is going to come in and improve the team immediately.
“They were talking around half that price before the contract was signed, so now he’s pledged his future to Brighton I’d walk away from negotiations if I was Arsenal. “
Just Arsenal Opinion
Caicedo is clearly a talented boy and will likely do a good job on our books, but the midfielder is not worth that much money.
We should spend it on a more established player with Champions League experience.
Not someone who might not even break into our first team.
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£90 mill is simply hype and rumour. No truth in any rumour that Brighton will get anywhere near that figure , even though he has signed a new contract
At this stage all possible summer signings are pure speculation and MA and Edu WILL KEEP THEIR THOUGHTS PRIVATE UNTIL MAKING THEIR MOVES.
Only lazy thinkers believe THEY can tell who or what players both will attempt to buy.
No one else knows yet and that is certain. And that is how it should be too!
If Moises Caicedo would be priced at 90m, Arsenal can go and get a satisfactory 2 to 3 players for that amount of money. Anyway, the said player has signed a long contract with his current employer cementing his stay at the club.
Tough luck Moises, looks like you won’t be coming to Arsenal. But don’t panic, Todd’s got loads of money that he can’t wait to spend on overpriced Arsenal options😂
Arsenal could get Calvin Phillips for a quarter of what BHA is asking for Caisedo.
Arsenal could probably get Calvin Phillips for a quarter of what BHA want for Caicedo.