Brighton – Moises Caicedo signs new deal which runs until 2027

Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo has signed a new contract until 2027 with a club option for another year.

The 21-year-old Ecuador international had asked to leave the club in the January transfer window with multiple bids from Arsenal.

But Brighton rejected the offers, reportedly worth £70m, and Caicedo had to take time off until the end of the window.

“This is fantastic news,” said Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi.

“For the club, our fans, for me and most importantly for Moises. It will make us stronger as we move forward towards our targets on the pitch.”

Caicedo joined Brighton in 2021 from Independiente del Valle and made his debut against Tottenham in the 2022 FA Cup.

He did express a desire to leave as the transfer interest became public.

He posted a message on social media in January that said: “I am proud to be able to bring in a record transfer fee for Brighton which would allow them to reinvest it and help the club continue to be successful.

“The fans have taken me into their hearts and they will always be in my heart, so I hope they can understand why I want to take up this magnificent opportunity.”

Having now changed his mind and committed his future to Brighton, the statistics suggest why the club wanted to keep Caicedo.

Since making his full Premier League debut against Arsenal in 2022, Brighton have won 15 of the 29 league games that he has played in.

The news will boost the eighth-placed Seagulls for Saturday’s home league game with West Ham.

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