Brighton have completed the signing of Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo from Independiente del Valle.
The 19-year-old, who has scored once in four appearances for his country, has signed a contract until June 2025 with the Premier League club.
His arrival at the Amex Stadium, with the fee thought to be £4.5m, is subject to international clearance.
Brighton appear to have landed somewhat of a coup in Caicedo, who was also wanted by Manchester United at one stage.
✍️ Albion have completed the signing of Moises Caicedo on a contract until June 2025 from Ecuadorian top-flight side Independiente del Valle!
𝗖𝗮𝗶𝗰𝗲𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 😁
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) February 1, 2021
Seagulls head coach Graham Potter told his club’s website: “It’s no secret we have been working to bring Moises to the club. We are very pleased he is finally here.
“He will need time to settle in with the group, for us to get to know him and vice versa. As well as get up to speed and ready for the demands of the Premier League.
“He has done very well in Ecuador and made his debut for his country just 18. He’s an exciting signing, but it is important we give him time to adjust.”