Manchester United could turn their attention to signing Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo if a deal for Chelsea star Mason Mount cannot be reached, according to Sky Sports.
The Red Devils intend to sign a central midfielder this summer, and Mount is said to be manager Erik ten Hag’s top target.
If Manchester United and Chelsea are unable to come to terms on a deal for Chelsea star Mason Mount, Sky Sports reports that Manchester United may concentrate on getting Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo.
If they are unable to come up with a plan for him, they might turn their focus to Caicedo. The Ecuadorian has been a “long-standing interest” for the club.
United has not approached the ‘in-demand’ talent in any way, but they have asked to be “kept informed” of any developments.
Manchester Utd should sign Caicedo instead of Mount
For the Blues, Mason Mount has been a crucial contributor. In 195 appearances for the London giants across all competitions, he has contributed to 70 goals.
The main question is whether he can eventually adjust to playing at the number eight position, but he is now open to chasing a fresh challenge at Old Trafford.
Only 17% of his Chelsea games have been played from center midfield. He prefers to work from the tenth position.
In our opinion, the Red Devils should prioritize Caicedo over Mount this summer.
Even though the 21-year-old’s Premier League debut came in April of last year, he has already earned a name for himself as one of the most in-demand midfielders.
The young player is capable of playing in central and defensive midfield. Over the duration of his brief career, he had a 90% pass accuracy rate.
Chelsea currently values Mount at around £70 million, while Caicedo may be snatched away from Brighton for over £80 million.
Moises Caicedo, in our opinion, offers more value for money than Mount. He has enormous ability and has the potential to become.