The deal for Manchester United to sign Moises Caicedo in January is “all agreed”, but there is a reason the contract has not yet been signed, according to one journalist.
Caicedo recently emerged as a winter target for United as they look to sign the best young talent from across the globe.
They look to have seized their opportunity with Caicedo, a 19-year-old midfielder who is already a full Ecuador international.
According to Marco Lopez Castillo, via Sport Witness, all parties have come to an agreement over the transfer. All that remains is for legal issues to be resolved.
Caicedo will only be able to come to the Premier League once he has acquired a work permit. However, there are no problems with personal terms over a transfer to United, who seem to have met Independiente Del Valle’s asking price.
The Ecuadorian club will reportedly gain an initial fee of around £4.5m from United for the teenager.
There is confidence from Sport Witness that Caicedo will receive a work permit. That’s because of his involvement in continental competitions for Independiente Del Valle.
However, Lopez Castillo adds that Caicedo has not yet officially put pen to paper on a contract, despite reports of him heading to England. The midfielder will have to wait until the legal formalities are addressed.
Nevertheless, he has “every desire” to join United. Hence, once he receives a work permit, he is likely to complete his transfer to the Premier League.
Dream move for Caicedo
Caicedo has already admitted that he supports United, so could be closing in on a dream transfer.
He could also become teammates with Paul Pogba, who he has named as one of his inspirations.
He said recently: “I really like the game of N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba. I learn a lot from them every time I see them. I always try to do what they do – that’s why they are there.”
A recent report highlighted how his arrival would be another example of United’s new transfer strategy. After signing Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo in the summer, they are targeting young talents from across the world.
Should Caicedo complete his move, he would be the next signing to follow this trend.