As Chelsea looks to sign Moises Caicedo, journalist Ben Jacobs has warned “The Blues Brothers” that Graham Potter’s prior remarks regarding the player could be used against Chelsea.
When the two were coworkers at Brighton, the manager gave the 21-year-old his Premier League debut.
The Englishman quickly realized his abilities when he was questioned about interest from more prestigious teams.
When asked, he said that the £42m that was on the table at the time would “probably get his boots”, while also stating that an offer would have to be close to £100m for Brighton to let him go.
Chelsea, his current club, is now pushing for a transfer. They apparently had a bid for the Ecuador international denied.
As the Blues consider making another bid, Jacobs has asserted that what Potter previously stated about the midfielder might be used against him.
He said: “If Brighton are going to sell Caicedo, they’re going to using yardsticks within the market. One will be Marc Cucurella, they would certainly want more than £62m for Caicedo inclusive of the add ons. and the other’s going to be Mudryk.
“Chelsea are going to hear this a lot, but if a player like Mudryk is worth 100 million euros all in, then Caicedo with premier League experience even though he’s in a different position, is going to go for something very close.
“I’m sure Graham Potter’s comments when he was still at Brighton will be used against Chelsea, where he joked Tony Bloom would only accept £100m.”
Chelsea are still in the market for other midfield targets, notably Enzo Fernandez.
After interest in the 21-year-old early in the transfer window, it has been claimed they may return to the negotiation table before the month is over.