Graham Potter's comments could be used against Chelsea in race to sign £75m star – journalist
Journalist Ben Jacobs has told ‘The Blues Brothers’ that Graham Potter’s previous comments about Moises Caicedo could be used against Chelsea as they look to sign Moises Caicedo.
The manager handed the 21-year-old his debut in the Premier League when the pair previously worked together at Brighton.
It didn’t take the Englishman long to recognise his talents, as he was swiftly asked about interest from traditionally bigger clubs.
When asked, he said that the £42m that was on the table at the time would “probably get his boots”, while also stating that an offer would have to be close to £100m for Brighton to let him go.
Now, his current club in Chelsea are pushing for a deal. They have reportedly seen a bid rejected for the Ecuador international.
Jacobs has claimed that what Potter previously said about the midfielder could be used against him in the coming days, as the Blues weigh up making another offer.
Potter’s comments may be used against Chelsea
He said: “If Brighton are going to sell Caicedo, they’re going to using yardsticks within the market. One will be Marc Cucurella, they would certainly want more than £62m for Caicedo inclusive of the add ons. and the other’s going to be Mudryk.
“Chelsea are going to hear this a lot, but if a player like Mudryk is worth 100 million euros all in, then Caicedo with premier League experience even though he’s in a different position, is going to go for something very close.
“I’m sure Graham Potter’s comments when he was still at Brighton will be used against Chelsea, where he joked Tony Bloom would only accept £100m.”
Chelsea are still in the market for other midfield targets, notably Enzo Fernandez.
After interest in the 21-year-old early in the transfer window, it has been claimed they may return to the negotiation table before the month is over.