Arsenal's £60million bid 'rejected', player begs to leave

Moises Caicedo
Moises Caicedo

Arsenal have had a massive bid of £60million for a certain Premier League star rejected with just a few days left in the transfer window.

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Moisés Caicedo has reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool after impressing this season.

Various reports in England claimed that the Gunners had launched a bid of £60million for the 21-year-old, but that swiftly rejected as Brighton have no desire to lose their midfielder this month.

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Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has revealed he spoken to the Ecuadorian about staying at the club until the end of the season.

However, the player himself went on social media to beg the club to let him leave before the January transfer window closes this week.

"I am grateful to Mr Bloom and Brighton for giving me the chance to come to the Premier League and I feel I have always done my best for them. I always play football with a smile and with heart," Caicedo said on Instagram.

"I am the youngest of 10 siblings from a poor upbringing in Santa Domingo in Ecuador. My dream always to be the most decorated player in the history of Ecuador.

"I am proud to be able to bring in a record transfer fee for Brighton which would allow them to reinvest it and help the club continue to be successful.

"The fans have taken me into their hearts and they will always be in my heart so I hope they can understand why I want to take up this magnificent opportunity."

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