Chelsea handed huge transfer blow as Moises Caicedo make his final decisions


MOISES CAICEDO has signed a new-four year Brighton contract, just weeks after the Arsenal and Chelsea target pressed for a move on Instagram. The Seasiders announced the Ecuador midfielder, 21, has agreed a deal until 2027.

It comes just a day after Caicedo appeared to delete his Instagram account , having also changed his agen in January. Arsenal reportedly had a £70million bid for the 28- cap powerhouse rejected just before the transfer deadline. And it's thought Chelsea too had an offer rejected. At the same time, Caicedo posted a long message o Instagram expressing his desire to leave.

But Brighton dug in and also gave him a stay-at- home warning. Manager Roberto De Zerbi then returned him to the squad. Now Caicedo has accepted a new deal, although it's unclear if there are any get-out clauses. And resilient Brighton go into Saturday's home Premier League clash with West Ham in an impressive eighth position.

Earlier this week Caicedo seemingly ditched his 'moises_caicedo55' Instagram account. it follows his outspoken social media statement - pretty much a transfer request - in January. He wrote ten:

"I am grateful to Mr. [Tony] Bloom and Brighton for giving me the chance to come to the Premier League and I feel I have always done my best for them. I always play football with a smile and with heart.

"I am the youngest of 10 siblings from a poor upbringing in Santa Domingo in Ecuador. My dream always to be the most decorated player in the history of Ecuador. "I am proud to be able to bring in a record transfer fee for Brighton which would allow them to reinvest it and help the club continue to be successful.

"The fans have taken me into their hearts and they will always be in my heart so I hope they can understand why I want to take up this magnificent opportunity."

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