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Moises Caicedo admits that Liverpool’s interest for him came too late

Chelsea midfielder Moises Caicedo has revealed that it was “impossible” for him to reject the club’s offer in favor of Liverpool last summer.

Moises Caicedo made a move to Stamford Bridge in August for a British transfer record of £115m, marking the end of Liverpool’s unsuccessful pursuit of a new No. 6 following Fabinho’s departure in the summer.

Liverpool eventually settled on Stuttgart midfielder Wataru Endo, who joined Jurgen Klopp’s side for approximately £100m less than the Ecuadorian. However, Endo has started only four of Liverpool’s 16 Premier League games this season.

Before Liverpool’s interest became public, Moises Caicedo had already been linked with a move to Chelsea. In an interview ahead of Saturday’s home game against Sheffield United, Caicedo disclosed that the duration of negotiations with Chelsea played a crucial role in determining his destination after leaving Brighton.

“I was talking with Chelsea for a long time. It was impossible to say not to Chelsea, because they were with me supporting me,” Caicedo explained.

“In the summer I suffered a lot because it was complicated to leave Brighton. They were with me, and in the last moment Liverpool called me but it was [too] late because I wanted to play for Chelsea. It was tough to say no to Chelsea.”

Caicedo reveals his reasons for snubbing Liverpool in favor of Chelsea

The substantial price tag attached to Moises Caicedo’s transfer surpassed the British record fee that Chelsea had already paid for Enzo Fernandez earlier in 2023. Caicedo’s challenging initiation to life in West London further emphasizes the magnitude of this transfer fee.

On whether he feels shackled by the price paid for him, Caicedo said: “Not for the fee, because at Chelsea you always have to win. Always, every game, if you don’t win you feel the pressure, because the fans always want to see the team winning.

“Sometimes it’s difficult [to win] because the other teams are tough as well. We know we are Chelsea, but we are a new team with young players. Personally, I’ve only been here four months, everything is new for me.

“I think it’s about time. It’s going to take time.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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