Chelsea manager, Graham Potter has already found the perfect heir to N’Golo Kante’s throne at Chelsea ahead of the January transfer window – Moises Caicedo. The 20-year-old midfielder was heavily linked with an exit from Brighton and Hove Albion this summer following an impressive campaign at the Amex Stadium last season.
Caicedo – who sees his contract on the south coast expire in 2025 – featured eight times in the Premier League for Potter’s former side, directly contributing to two goals. Despite only appearing for the Seagulls in the latter stages of the campaign, he impressed and left his mark with a long-range effort versus Manchester United.
The Ecuador international continues to be a mainstay in the Brighton side, reportedly courting the interest of Arsenal and Liverpool. However, with Caicedo likened to Kante, Chelsea have been told why the midfielder could be the ideal option at Stamford Bridge instead, especially given his previous working relationship with Potter.
Speaking on the talkSPORT Hawksbee and Jacobs show in January 2021, Tim Vickery said that Caicedo would be a ‘wonderful signing. The south American expert said: “I’m a huge fan.