Manchester United are on the verge of signing the Ecuadorian Wonder kid for £4.5million from Independiente del Valle . According to the reports coming out from the Ecuadorian media, Manchester United are challenging AC Milan and RB Leipzig to the signing. The 19-year-old is considered widely as one of the best Ecuador has ever produced.
The Ecuadorian International Joined the academy of Independiente del Valle at the age of 13. He started out as a Defensive midfielder. It was with the U-20s, his performances started getting attention. After getting a call from the first team, he became a regular in the first team squad. At one point of time, he became an important player for both the first team and the U-20s. One notable instance was that he had to play both for the first team and the U-20s in a week where he put in a man of the match performance in the U-20s Copa Libertadores Final, helping his team win and then flew back to play with the senior side and scored a goal.
It was his performances in the Ecuador shirt that grabbed him the International attention. His debut was against Argentina in the 2022 World cup Qualification match where his team lost but Caicedo was quick to put that performance away as he scored his first International goal against Uruguay in a 4-2 win.
Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kante and Ecuadorian International and Ex-Manchester United Player, Antonio Valencia are the Idols of this 19-year-old. His play style is often compared with both Kante and Pogba due to his tenacity, passing ability, tactical and defensive awareness. But in his home country, he is more often compared with a not so fond figure to Manchester United fans: Steven Gerrard. Just like Gerrard, even Caicedo started as a number 6 and later moved high up, as a Number 8 due to his ability to pick passes and find space in the middle of the park.
People who watch Caicedo play regularly, believe that he would have valued 10 times more if he was an Argentina or Brazil international. The rumored fee of £4.5million is a steal and Manchester United. With Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United uncertain,Moises Caicedo certainly does possess the potential to fulfill Pogba’s role .