Moises Caicedo: Man United agree £4.5m deal for highly-rated Ecuadorian midfielder

Moises Caicedo: Man United agree £4.5m deal for highly-rated Ecuadorian midfielder

- Moises Caicedo is close to joining Premier League giants Manchester United in January

- The 19-year-old was impressive during the international break scoring against Uruguay

- The Independiente del Valle midfielder claims he wants to play alongside Pogba at United

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Manchester United are on the verge of completing their first January signing after agreeing a deal for Moises Caicedo, Daily Mail reports

The Red Devils won the battle over Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and Serie A outfit AC Milan for the Ecuadorian midfielder

Spanish new media outlet Diario Extra claim United have agreed a $4.5million deal plus add-ons for the 19-year-old.

Moises Caicedo: Man United agree £4.5m deal for highly-rated Ecuadorian midfielder
Moises Caicedo: Man United agree £4.5m deal for highly-rated Ecuadorian midfielder. Photo by Marcelo Endelli and Rodrigo Buendia
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Caicedo caught the eyes of scouts during the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers as he scored his first international goal in his country's 4-2 win over Uruguay last October.

He currently plays for Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle but the club have resigned to losing the youngster.

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Independiente manager Santiago Morales recently disclosed:

"We have received an offer from a Premier League team for Moises Caicedo, we are negotiating the proposal.
"He may not be available in our team in 2021 due to the proposal we’ve received, it is very difficult to keep him."

On the other hand, the midfielder has said he desires to play alongside his idols Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jurgen Klopp has aimed a dig at their Premier League rivals, Manchester United after Liverpool were named Team of the Year at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

The award was held in the city of Manchester due to coronavirus restrictions and Klopp was quick to throw a jab at the Red Devils.

The award was held in the city of Manchester due to coronavirus restrictions and Klopp was quick to throw a jab at the Red Devils.

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Legit.ng also reported that Man United and Leeds United produced the match of the weekend as the Red Devils won by 6-2 at the Theatre of Dreams.

Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes scored a brace each while Victor Lindelof and Daniel also got their names on the scoresheet.

Leeds showed good fighting spirit as Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas tried to reduce the deficit in the thrilling contest played at Old Trafford.

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