Arsenal issued ‘ridiculous’ claim after £90m Moises Caicedo source reveal
Arsenal should walk away from deal for Moises Caicedo if Brighton raise asking price to £90m After his contract was extended.
That’s the view of former Hibernian striker Tam McManus, who works exclusively with football insider On Arsenal’s ongoing interest in the Ecuadorian midfielder.
The Gunners pushed to sign Caicedo in January and saw £70 million The bid was rejected by Brighton, with the Premier League side insisting he will not be sold.
The 21-year-old has already put it on paper new dealkeeping him at Brighton until 2027, with an option to renew for another year.
football insider Sources revealed on Tuesday (7 March) that Arsenal are still chasing Caicedo’s signing despite Brighton raising their asking price to more than £90m.
McManus has questioned the “ridiculous” amount of money spent in the Premier League and insists Arsenal already have better midfield options at the club.
“England’s money is absolutely ridiculous, unbelievable – £90m for Brighton playersMcManus told football insider Sean Fisher.
“I don’t think he’s better than what Arsenal already have.
“To be honest, I watched Xhaka come back to life under Arteta – he was very, very good.
“I thought he was going out.
“Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard make up their midfield – Caicedo is not ahead of them for me, and then they have Jorginho.
“I think for that amount of money Arsenal need someone who can come in immediately and improve the team.
“Before the contract was signed, they were negotiating about half that price, so now that he has committed his future to Brighton, if I were Arsenal I would walk away from negotiations.“
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