In-the-know podcaster @ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham United are likely to miss out on the signing of Independiente’s Moises Caicedo.
According to a recent report from Sky Sports, Brighton & Hove Albion are supposedly at an ‘advanced stage’ of negotiations to sign the Ecuadorian.
Supposedly, the deal for the 19-year-old midfielder will set the Seagulls back £4.5m as well as a ‘significant percentage‘ of any sell-on fee.
The claims come despite the fact that the Irons were linked with Caicedo, with the Daily Record claiming that David Moyes’ side was battling Manchester United for him in December.
In the latest episode of The West Ham Way Podcast, @ExWHUemployee reaffirmed that the Hammers look likely to miss out on the middleman.
He said: “It looks like Moises Caicedo, who’s a young, Ecuadorian midfielder – talented, highly rated – we had looked at a little bit. Looks like he might be going to Brighton.
“I’m not sure if we’ve ever really submitted a concrete offer for him at this point but yeah, that one looks to have gone.”
TIF Thoughts on what @ExWHUemployee said about Moises Caicedo…
As can be seen in what the in-the-know podcaster had to say, he believes that West Ham have missed out on Caicedo, however, he does not think they ever submitted an offer for him.
Should West Ham have tried harder to sign Moises Caicedo?
No, he's not that good
Yes, he has potential
During his time with Independiente, the 19-year-old midfielder has made 31 senior appearances for the club in which he has bagged six goals and provided two assists (per Transfermarkt).
Despite his young age, too, the £4.5m-rated middleman has already made four senior appearances for Ecuador, in which he has found the back of the net once.
So, that would certainly seem to suggest that the Hammers are missing out on a player who appears to have a lot of potential.