Arsenal need to get Caicedo quickly as West Ham will not make it easy to sign Declan Rice

Caicedo should move to Arsenal if it means pausing the Rice pursuit.

Declan Rice may be the top priority for Arsenal, but it is unlikely that the deal will be straightforward. West Ham would seek to “stress” sides who want him, a situation that may see his West Ham exit take longer than expected.

Arsenal should be wise and set aside funds for his deal. After which, they try to make some progress on some deals they can quickly finish. One deal they can quickly complete is a deal for Caicedo. There’s talk the Ecuadorian has already agreed on personal terms with Arsenal; now all the Gunners ought to do is fork out the money the Seagulls want before Chelsea, Manchester United, or any other PL team in the race for his services meets his asking price.

I know many would dismiss this, but between Rice and Caicedo, the deal Arteta and Edu may lose out on is Caicedo’s. Caicedo could leave Brighton for about 70 million. Some teams can pay that fee without blinking, but to sign Rice, teams will think twice before paying £100 million for his swoop.

Caicedo could take Arsenal to another level. His ability to play almost any position on the pitch could be useful for the Gunners. He’s also flourished playing at right back under De Zerbi, so like Zinchenko, he could also, from the right back, play the inverted right back role where he drifts to the midfield and dictates play and causes trouble like the former Manchester City left-back has been doing.

Caicedo is a must-buy for Arsenal; Arteta should move in to beat other competitors to his signature and then return for Rice, whose deal may take some time; I bet West Ham would want to frustrate the 24-year-old’s suitors for as long as they can.

Darren N

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  1. To be honest I don’t know why we are not making caicedo our priority signing. In my opinion the boy is more talented and complete than Rice but I guess Arteta know better so I’ll just trust his judgement.

  2. Very good reasonable point. This deal should be completed asap, as the youngster showed that he is a versatile player

  3. Guys is there a fee to bid for players I’m missing. We need moises ASAP, all the vultures are circling. Pls EDU/JOSH.

  4. Let’s not go overboard as regards his ability to play right back.Due to injuries to Brighton’s two recognised RB’s, he filled in for them for two matches and did pretty well.If we are successful in getting Caicedo, and I hope we are, he will play in central midfield, and provide, pace, power and energy which we have lacked for some time.

  5. You are absolutely quite right Darren, the Caicedo project should be put on FFW. This guy is needed.

  6. They are strong indications Brighton intends to tie Caicedo to an incoming player.
    Whether that maybe the young Colwill from Chelsea or Eddie from us, it now seems the deal may not be as straight forward as one first thought.

  7. I believe he’s a good signing and a player with much strength, I still don’t feel we’ll get the deal for Declan over the line but caicedo is a pretty decent signing
    Am more shocked that we are not considering a deal for onana of Everton that boy is a gem and would come for a lesser price

  8. Why would Westham want to delay Rice’s move when it is clear that he will leave? Isn’t it in their best interest to close the deal quickly so that they could have sufficient time to reinvest the money? As for Caicedo, I agree, Edu needs to move with speed.

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