Alan Shearer makes claim about Moises Caicedo amid rumours Chelsea have bid for him

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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer does not think Chelsea target Moises Caicedo is worth his price tag.

According to BBC Sport, Liverpool have agreed a £111m deal with Brighton & Hove Albion to sign Moises Caicedo, while journalist Nathan Gissing has claimed that the Blues have submitted a £115m proposal in their bid to land his signature.

When asked if the midfielder is worth the amount of money that has been mentioned in a Q&A session on The Athletic, Shearer said: “No, I don’t think he is. That doesn’t mean he isn’t a very good player.

“But once Chelsea paid £105m for Enzo Fernandez, a marker was set down for midfield players moving to elite clubs. Rice went for over £100m, too. That becomes the price!”

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A move to either Chelsea or Liverpool this summer would make Caicedo the most expensive footballer in the history of English football.

Do Chelsea still care about Moises Caicedo’s price tag?

At this point, probably not. They now seem prepared to pay £115m for a player who they tried to sign for just £55m in January.


According to The Athletic, Chelsea made a bid of that amount of money during the winter transfer window, which Brighton turned down.

So how has it go to this point? Well Liverpool’s interest has obviously complicated things, while Caicedo’s decision to sign a new contract in March has given Brighton more leverage.

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At the end of the day, Caicedo is definitely not worth over £100m. After all, this is someone Brighton paid just £4m for a couple of years ago.

But Mauricio Pochettino needs midfielders, the new season is now here and the club probably do not want to embarrass themselves by losing out on the Ecuador international to their rivals after chasing him for so long. So again, his valuation is probably becoming less and less problematic for Chelsea.