Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Friday the Reds have reached an settlement with Brighton for the switch of Moises Caicedo, for a reported British report price of 110 million kilos ($140 million, 127 million euros). Nonetheless, Sky Sports activities reported that the 21-year-old Ecuador worldwide continues to be to determine his future with Chelsea additionally . Caicedo had been a long-standing goal for Chelsea, however Liverpool stole a march on the Blues after Brighton set a deadline for bids on Thursday night.
The reported price would surpass the earlier British report of 107 million kilos that Chelsea paid for Enzo Fernandez in January.
It will additionally characterize one other big revenue for Brighton, who signed Caicedo from Ecuadorian facet Independiente del Valle for simply 4 million kilos in 2021.
“I bought instructed I can verify a cope with (Brighton) is agreed,” Klopp mentioned at his pre-match press convention forward of Sunday’s journey to Chelsea on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
Klopp has beforehand criticised the concept of spending 100 million kilos on a single participant, however admitted he has needed to change his strategy resulting from spiralling switch charges.
He added: “All the pieces modified. Do I prefer it? No. Did I realise I used to be improper? Sure.
“I am not blaming anybody however it’s simply the market. In the long run, we as a membership need to make it possible for, with our sources, we get the very best participant.”
Liverpool backed out of the bidding for Jude Bellingham earlier within the window because the England worldwide joined Actual Madrid from Borussia Dortmund for an preliminary price of 100 million euros.
However Klopp mentioned the surprising departures of captain Jordan Henderson and Fabinho to Saudi Arabia for a mixed price of 52 million kilos had modified their switch plans.
“We’re a membership with not infinite sources, so issues we did not anticipate, a few issues occurring in the summertime,” mentioned Klopp.
“We did not take into consideration that earlier than the summer time, to be trustworthy and when it occurred, we gave it a go and clearly, the membership was actually stretched there, to be trustworthy.”
Caicedo could possibly be reunited with Alexis Mac Allister, the Argentinian World Cup winner who left Brighton for Anfield in June.
Hungarian worldwide Dominik Szoboszlai is Liverpool’s solely different signing of the window to date.