At just 19 years old, The last promise of Ecuadorian football, midfielder Moisés Caicedo, will travel to England this Friday to start his career in English football, much more competitive and resistant than what he has seen from the ranks of his training club, Independiente del Valle.
Born in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas into an Afro-Ecuadorian family, Caicedo travels to England to join the modest and centenary Brighton, from the south of England, a team struggling to remain in the Premier League.
According to the press, Manchester United became interested in him, but withdrew due to “the involvement of various intermediaries who turned a very dirty negotiation”according to The Manchester Evening News. Finally, Brighton has paid about 6 million dollars for him, a high figure for Ecuadorian football, since no one before his age had been sold for similar sums.
“He is a player who understands the game perfectly, has good ball touch, good passing and positioning“, Said of him coach who finished consolidating him soccer with the Independiente, the Spanish Miguel Ángel Ramírez, who from this next season leads the Brazilian Inter de Porto Alegre.
MOISÉS CAICEDO GOES TO ENGLAND TOMORROW
Santiago Morales in an interview for @ area88radio, reported that the Ecuadorian has already received his work permit and will travel to join Brighton & Hove Albion.
The IDV keeps 20% of the pass. pic.twitter.com/S1V0sPXAH9
– Bohemian Soccer (@bohemian soccer) January 21, 2021
Caicedo went through the youth of the Independiente del Valle, with whom he was champion of the Copa Libertadores Sub-20 In 2020, although before, in 2019, he had been summoned to the main team of the small town of Sangolquí, about 30 kilometers from Quito. With that outfit He was also part of the squad that won the Copa Sudamericana final in 2019, in which IDV beat Argentine Colón 3-1, in the only final in Paraguay.
Since then, his good performance also quickly led him to the national team, with which he played the first four qualifying games for the Qatar 2022 World Cup at the end of last year.
He made his debut with the “Tri” in a 1-0 loss to Argentina; won 4-2 to Uruguay, in the who scored his first goal with the national team; triumphed 2-3 against Bolivia; and his passes were essential for the 6-1 win over Colombia, highlighting before the scouts of European football.
With his goal against Uruguay, Caicedo became the youngest Ecuadorian to score with the “Tri” in a South American tie, since Antonio Valencia had done it with 19 years.
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