West Ham United may land the following N’Golo Kante, as David Moyes is eyeing a transfer for Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo in January.
That’s based on the Daily Mail, which claims that the Hammers are fascinated with luring the 21-year-old to east London as a possible alternative for Declan Rice, though any such transfer may price the Irons a staggering £85m.
Caicedo starred for Ecuador on the World Cup, even scoring towards Senegal of their ultimate group match, however it wasn’t sufficient to see the South American aspect qualify for the knockout levels.
The teenager has been likened to Kante, and Moyes may land his personal model of the combative Frenchman. The 2 midfielders are fairly comparable in the case of taking part in types and South American soccer skilled Tim Vickery has lavished reward on Caicedo whereas making that comparability with the Chelsea star.
Talking to talkSPORT final yr, the journalist mentioned of the Ecuadorian: “A yr in the past he was saying that Kante of Chelsea is his position mannequin however he’s already greater than that. He already gives extra within the ultimate third.
“That form of box-to-box midfielder that’s very a lot within the custom of the England recreation. Robust, fast, clever, and funky. He actually does appear like the real article.”
Ecuadorian soccer historian Enrico Castro-Montes additionally sang Caicedo’s praises whereas talking to Het Niuewsblad (through Sport Witness), saying: “In his personal nation, he’s actually seen because the crown jewel of a brand new technology.
“Caicedo actually has all the pieces to develop into the most effective Ecuadorian footballer of all time. I believe that off the ball, he’s certainly considerably harking back to Kante, however on the ball, he resembles Paul Pogba together with his aptitude and his approach.”
Caicedo’s kind this season has been spectacular to say the least, with the midfielder averaging a Sofascore ranking of 7.12/10 whereas making 1.1 key passes, averaging 67.8 touches and profitable 3.1 tackles per match within the Premier League.
This embodies the qualities that Kante displays on a regular basis, and Caicedo definitely has the expertise to develop into a more recent model of the Frenchman.
The aforementioned £85m asking worth appears ridiculously excessive, however with Rice seemingly having his sights set on leaving West Ham, Moyes can demand a excessive switch payment for the Englishman, which in flip will be spent on signing the Ecuador worldwide from Brighton.