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Moises Caicedo’s agent reveals surprise Barcelona approach before record Chelsea transfer.



Moises Caicedo’s intermediary discloses an unexpected approach from Barcelona prior to the record Chelsea transfer.Before the


record is set, Moises Caicedo’s intermediary discloses a surprise Barcelona approach. Chelsea acquisition

August saw Chelsea acquire Moises Caicedo for a British record £115 million.

Brighton and Liverpool also reached a fee agreement, but the midfielder was adamant about joining Chelsea.

According to the intermediary, Barcelona approached the Ecuadorian but were deterred by the asking price.Barcelona reportedly made an approach for Moises Caicedo last summer prior to his eventual transfer to Chelsea, as reported by the midfielder’s agent.


Caicedo accepted a British record-setting £115 million transfer fee with the Blues in August, rejecting Liverpool’s advances despite the fact that they were the first to reach an agreement with Brighton & Hove Albion.


In recent months, there has been extensive coverage of the Ecuadorian’s rumored unsuccessful transfer to Anfield. However, his agent, Manuel Sierra, has now disclosed that Barcelona were interested in a deal, despite the fact that they could not afford a transfer that came close to meeting Brighton’s demands.Sierra responded in an interview with AS when asked whether he had been approached by any Spanish clubs regarding Caicedo: “Barca inquired. Barca inquired, but they were unable to access the subject matter. The clarity was evident. Ultimately, the matter became complex due to the [Financial] Fair Play concern and other related factors.


“However, they did inquire, and that was the end of the matter.” In the absence of an official offer, merely preliminary discussions took place. The ordinary occurrence in the markets.”Away from the field, Barcelona’s financial woes limited their summer transfer expenditure to €3.4 million (£2.9 million); of these, €3.4 million was spent on Oriol Romeu, whereas Ilkay Gundogan and Inigo Martinez joined for free. Additionally, Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix signed on dry loan agreements, and in order to finalize the €40 million (£34 million) acquisition of Vitor Roque in January, Barcelona refrained from commenting on other costly transactions.


In light of this, Barcelona would have been unable to compete with Chelsea or Liverpool for Caicedo, as Brighton initially rejected the Blues’ introductory offers of £70 million to £80 million.