Chelsea’s astonishing contract for Moises Caicedo is revealed as hijack completed

Moises Caicedo (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images)
Moises Caicedo (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images) /

Ahead of Liverpool versus Chelsea on August 12th, there’s a much more popular issue at hand between the two clubs. As The Top Flight has extensively covered, Chelsea’s bid for Liverpool target Romeo Lavia has sparked the Reds to then bid on Chelsea target Moises Caicedo. For a brief moment of time, it seemed as though Liverpool were going to land Moises Caicedo until the Ecuadorian told them he wanted to join Chelsea. Recent developments have now landed us at the point where Chelsea is inevitably going to send a bid for the midfielder, with contract details now surfacing.

Moises Caicedo expected to sign a lucrative eight-year deal at Chelsea

Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Moises Caicedo will sign a contract with Chelsea that will run until 2031. The contract will hold an option to extend it by a further year. Chelsea had already agreed to personal terms with Caicedo long ago, although some reports have suggested the salary increased recently because of Chelsea’s hijack. Brighton and Chelsea are still working out the details of a transfer but expect things to get done. The Telegraph reports the official fee for Moises Caicedo that will be sent to Brighton is £115m. The transfer will be the most expensive British transfer ever, breaking the record set by Chelsea themselves for midfielder Enzo Fernandez.

It is yet to be determined whether or not Moises Caicedo will able to be unveiled at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. Everything suggests that could be the case, but we have yet to see Brighton and Chelsea actually agree to the deal. Once the deal for Moises Caicedo is sealed, it will likely shift Chelsea’s focus into finalizing the agreement for Southampton’s Romeo Lavia. Liverpool are now in a position where they need to act fast on finding a defensive midfield target.