This post contains affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
Manchester United’s plans to quickly close a deal for Moisés Caicedo appear to have hit a major stumbling block after it was claimed that his price had risen significantly.
Caicedo recently emerged as a winter target for United as they seek to sign the best young talents from around the world.
And their hopes of getting it seemed pinned before Christmas when one report claimed a deal was ‘all agreed’.
Apparently United had reached Independiente Del Valle’s sale price of £ 4.5 million for Caicedo. And since personal terms are not an issue either, it was reported that the deal was subject only to obtaining a work permit.
However, the Ecuadorian role The newspaper He insists that an agreement with United has not yet been reached.
In addition, the report, translated by experts Sports witness, states that Independiente’s sale price has now been set at 10 million euros.
Caicedo made his first-team debut in 2019 and was on the Ecuadorian senior team last year.
However, even the player admits that his dramatic rise is not something he expected to happen so soon.
“The truth is that I did not believe that everything was going to happen so quickly,” he said. “But I entrust myself a lot to God and I try very hard so that things turn out as they are.
“For example, I did not believe that he would be at such a young age in the Ecuador national team. As I said, everything is thanks to God and the opportunity that the ‘teachers’ give me to show myself ”.
Sign up for the free daily TEAMtalk newsletter …
Caicedo talks about Man Utd’s interest
Caicedo admits that the interest in him is flattering and he hopes to continue his upward curve in the coming years.
When asked about the growing interest in him amid United’s interest, Caicedo says it just wants to be grounded.
“It’s very nice that they ask me for an interview … I didn’t think I was going to grow that fast. I put in a lot of effort and I think journalists also notice it when they interview me ”, explained the midfielder.
Regarding his plans for 2021, Caicedo said he wants to “continue growing as a footballer” and “continue on the right path.”
READ MORE: Sunshine plans to clear in January as Man Utd’s departure count could hit six