Chelsea director Joe Shields spotted applauding £70m player last night, after claims Blues want to sign him
Chelsea Director of football Joe Shields was seen on social media congratulating Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.
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He posted an applause emoji in the comments section of the player’s Instagram live after the Seagulls qualified for the Europa League last night.
Yesterday’s 1-1 with newly crowned champions Manchester City reminded everyone of how good Brighton has been this season. Caicedo has been instrumental in their success.
Playing with former Blue Billy Gilmour in midfield, or even at right-back as injuries began to plague their team in the final stretch.
Manager Roberto de Zerbi has already stated that his team will fight to retain the Ecuadorian this summer, as big clubs pursue a number of their top players.
The Blues have made the 21-year-old their number one priority as a midfielder this summer, according to sources, with a transfer of up to £70 million.
Shields lauds Caicedo
According to reports, Chelsea is looking for a player who can complement the skillset of club-record signing Enzo Fernandez.
The Blues have been quite impressed with the World Cup champion since his arrival in January, as evidenced by the fact that he has started every game since his arrival.
Caicedo appears to have left Shields quite impressed after his outstanding season.
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After arriving from Southampton, there have been numerous speculations that he may attempt to lead the club’s efforts to sign Romeo Lavia.
After expressing interest in the teenager last summer, they may return to the scene now that his club has been relegated from the Premier League this season.
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