The transfer of Moisés Caicedo has become one of the ‘soap operas’ of the summer, although far from the media relevance of Harry Kane or Kylian Mbappé. It started, truth be told, in the winter transfer window, when Brighton turned down 65 million from Chelsea and 70 million from Arsenal. Chelsea eventually paid 133 million.
The current Sporting coach was, during his time at Independiente del Valle, one of the great ‘supporters’ of Moisés Caicedo. Miguel Ángel Ramírez described Chelsea’s new signing in MARCA in the run-up to the Qatar 2022 World Cup:
“If he’s not the best, he’s one of the best players I’ve coached. He played as a ‘6’, but we put him as an ‘8’ because we understood that he could have more impact because of his technical and physical conditions, his ability to repeat and his understanding of the game. He saw that he had more finishing, last pass and goalscoring ability and quickly adapted to his new role. In Ecuador, he has a more controlling role”.