Powerhouse addresses transfer move after Newcastle ask if £55 million deal can be done

eddie howe, newcastle

Brighton midfielder and Newcastle United target Moises Caicedo has addressed questions about his future by saying he’s “focused only” on the south coast club.

It has been claimed in the media that the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle are ready to delve into that transfer kitty and try to sign the midfielder in the coming days – especially as they all seek seeks to improve their midfields

Brighton were determined to keep the Ecuadorian for the long-term but must resist the interest from the likes of Newcastle, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea

But speaking after Brighton’s 2-2 draw at Leicester on Saturday, Caicedo has admitted that he is just focusing on his football right now – he told The Argus: “I am focused now on Brighton. I am here, I’m playing every day.”

He added: “What happens outside doesn’t trouble me, nor does it take the focus away because I’m focused only on here.”

Recent reports have claimed that the Toon, Arsenal and Chelsea have made contact with Brighton and tested the water for Caicedo asking Brighton if they’d be prepared to sell for £55m.

Brighton’s stance is that Caicedo is not for sale as the club set their sights on trying to secure European football this season.

IcFootballnews View…

There are not too many people out there right now that do not believe that Caicedo is not ready to play for one of the big clubs – it would be a massive shock if he stayed put over the next few windows.

And honestly – he could be a great signing for the Toon