“195 billion” EPL transfer fee is the highest ever, breaking the age of 21…Chelsea to spend big money again following winter
Moises Caicedo recorded the highest transfer fee ever in the English Premier League (EPL).
Chelsea said on the club’s website on the 15th (Korea Standard Time), “We are pleased to announce that we have recruited Ecuador’s national team member Kaisedo. Kaiseido agreed to include a one-year option in an eight-year contract,” the official statement said.
Chelsea have not officially announced the transfer fee, but it is estimated to be £115 million (about 195.3 billion) according to a report by David Onstein of The Athletic in England. It is also known that Kaisedo’s contract includes the Cellon clause.
It is the highest transfer fee ever in the English Premier League (EPL). Chelsea set the record again in about seven months after breaking the record for the highest EPL transfer fee when Enzo Fernandez was recruited last winter. Fernandez’s transfer fee was €121 million (about 176.7 billion). Chelsea has spent a huge transfer fee again following the winter.
Kaisedo said, “I’m so happy to join Chelsea. I’m excited to be in this club, and I didn’t have to worry twice when Chelsea contacted me. “My dream came true through the transfer to Chelsea, and I can’t wait to be with Chelsea,” he said.
“Claude Makelelele and N’Golo Kante inspired me. Both players were humble people on the field. I’d say we have similar abilities, but Makelelele and Kante were better. I’ll give everything for Chelsea now. I’ve been supporting Chelsea since I was young and watched the game. Now I’m surprised I’m here. Chelsea is a big club in the world. I will do my best to write my own story with the players,” he added.
Chelsea, which has a hole in the midfield as Kante and other midfielders left the team one after another in the summer transfer market, contacted Brighton to recruit Caicedo, who is considered a high-quality midfielder in the EPL. Kaisei also reportedly did not hesitate to approach a big club called Chelsea and did not participate in training, expressing his desire to go to Chelsea. In addition, according to local media reports, Kaisedo has already shown his mind to be open, organizing his belongings at the training ground. 스포츠토토
Chelsea embraced Caicedo after a bid against Liverpool. Shortly after the summer transfer market opened, Chelsea was negotiating with Brighton to recruit Caicedo, and the recruitment began as Liverpool entered the competition with a large amount of money during the prolonged negotiations between Chelsea and Brighton. Liverpool offered £110 million (about 186.8 billion) to Brighton at the time. It was already the highest transfer fee in EPL history. Liverpool’s offer embarrassed Chelsea.
Brighton immediately accepted Liverpool’s offer. Brighton’s position was consistent. It was planned to sell Kaiseido if an offer of more than 1100 million (about 169.8 billion) came. Unless Chelsea offers a higher transfer fee, Liverpool will be able to recruit Caicedo due to the results of personal negotiations.
Chelsea did not give up. Chelsea, who didn’t want to lose Caicedo, had a higher transfer fee than Liverpool’s offer. It offered Brighton a £115m transfer fee, slightly higher than Liverpool’s offer. Negotiations went smoothly because Caicedo wanted to transfer to Chelsea, not Liverpool, and in the end, Chelsea won the recruitment competition with Liverpool and succeeded in recruiting Caicedo.
Chelsea’s signing of Kaiseido was scheduled. Matt Law, a member of the British Telegraph and familiar with Chelsea’s news, said on the 13th, “Chelsea will offer a record-breaking £115 million contract to sign Moises Caicedo in the competition against Liverpool. Chelsea are currently on the verge of signing Kaiseido for the highest transfer fee ever in England, and are finalizing the terms. Caicedo said he wanted to join Chelsea, and after more than 24 hours of negotiations, he reached an almost complete agreement.
Caicedo is a promising midfielder that Brighton is proud of. He is good at cutting off the opponent’s attack from a defensive midfielder position, and he also enters the opponent’s box and participates in the attack due to his high activity. His ability to handle the ball is also good, so he often shows him spraying passes in the right place in a build-up situation.
Thanks to Caicedo’s performance, Brighton was able to perform quite well in the league last season. Brighton finished sixth in the league last season and qualified for the UEFA Europa League next season. Brighton has shown several times to gain the upper hand in the midfield battle against his opponent last season, which was largely attributed to Kaisedo and Alexis McAllister. Now, Caicedo will form a midfield with Fernandez at Chelsea to help Chelsea win UCL tickets.