Why did Moises Caicedo choose Chelsea over Liverpool?
Chelsea Football Club have signed one of the best midfielders in this Premier League, Moises Caicedo as they look to compete for the Premier League title this season (2023/24).
The Ecuadorian International has revealed why he was adamant about joining Chelsea despite the offers that he got from Liverpool. According to him, he has always loved the Blues so it was an easy decision for him to pick between both clubs.
In his first interview since signing for Chelsea, Moises Caicedo reflects on a dream move coming true.
Moises Caicedo's love for Chelsea as a teenager
The midfielder was a big fan of Chelsea while he was growing up in his hometown in Santo Domingo, in the foothills of the Andes mountains in northern Ecuador. He watched footage of Claude Makelele and N'Golo Kante growing up while ge aspired to play at the top of his career the same way they did for Chelsea.
What did he say about Kante and Makalele?
Makelele and Kante were an inspiration to me, they were so humble on the pitch. I think I can say we share similar qualities, but they were better. But now I am going to give everything for this club because they did so much for me. When I was a kid, I supported Chelsea and used to watch the games. Now it is amazing to be here. It is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I can’t wait to start with the guys, to give my best and to write my own story.
How much did Caicedo cost Chelsea?
Caicedo is now the most expensive player in the history of the English Premier League. The Blues paid £115 million to Brighton breaking their record of Enzo Fernandes whom they bought for £106.8 million from Benfica.
How long will he stay at Chelsea?
The 21-year-old signed an eight-year deal with Chelsea with an option to extend by an extra year. This means he will be at the club at least until 2031.