De Zerbi hopes to keep Caicedo at Brighton despite Chelsea's £55m bid
Being a part of Ecuador's World Cup squad, the 21-year-old has become a keystone for Brighton this season. It's been earlier reported that Chelsea saw a £55 million bid rejected on Thursday as the Seagulls boss hopes to keep the Ecuador international at the club.
Establishing himself among the best midfielders in the Premier League, It's been earlier reported that Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea are monitoringMoises Caicedo
’s situation after his impressive performances this season.
The latest saw a £55 million bid for the Ecuadorian rejected on Thursday. Whilethe Blues
could return with a fresh approach,
Roberto De Zerbi
hopes the player not push for an exit.
Caicedo is very important for us, it's difficult to change now for another player inside the season. I hope he finishes the season with us,
" he told reporters ahead of the Premier League clash against Leicester City on Saturday.
"In the transfer market, it is always difficult to give one answer. When there are some bigger teams, they want the power player, it's good news for us. The best solution is he finishes the season with us and, next summer, it's then better to change team.
"I don't know if he will leave [at the end of the season] but if Caicedo continues to play like this, like the last few games, it's possible he can leave for another team."
, who is close to a move to Arsenal, the Italian said:
"The situation was difficult, I understood he wanted to leave. I'm sorry for the last period because I prefer when people are clear, not when there are some differences, but we will see.
"I think we are a good team, we can play well with Leandro and without Leandro. I think in the transfer market, you can always improve, you can always buy new players.
"But we're at a good level now. The players in our squad are very good, and it's not so easy to improve this squad. I think the club, if there was a possibility to improve the squad, will do something."
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