Chelsea fans say ‘we are actually gonna get Caicedo’ as eagle-eyed supporters spot telling sign on his Instagram live
CHELSEA fans are convinced Moises Caicedo is joining the club after spotting something intriguing on the Brighton midfielder’s Instagram live.
The Ecuadorian, 21, helped the Seagulls secure Europa League football on Wednesday evening after a 1-1 draw with Manchester City.
Moises Caicedo is being linked with a summer move away from BrightonGetty
Chelsea fans spotted something on Caicedo’s Instagram liveInstagram
Caicedo had been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the January transfer window, but Brighton clung onto their man.
He then penned a new deal to keep him on the South Coast until 2027.
But he is still expected to leave Brighton at the end of the season as both Chelsea and Arsenal circle for his signature.
And Blues supporters believe they are in pole position to acquire him after his Instagram live from the changing room following Brighton’s draw with Man City.
Caicedo filmed himself as fans poured in to offer their congratulations amid Brighton’s Europa League qualification.
Among them was Chelsea director Joe Shields – who sent the South American two clapping emojis.
That has sent some of the club’s die-hard fans into meltdown on social media.
One said: “We are actually gonna get him.”
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Another added: “This is such an obvious signing.”
A third replied: “HE’S COMINGGGGGG.”
And a fourth responded: “All i’m saying is hear me out,my guy Joe Shields is on a mission .”
Brighton rejected a bid of £70million from Arsenal in January, leading many to believe they will command an even bigger transfer fee in the summer.
Meanwhile, Caicedo and Co celebrated their Europa League qualification by jumping up and down and singing in the dressing room.
An Instagram clip shared by the club showed manager Roberto De Zerbi conducting the scenes after another impressive display.
But the Italian head coach, 43, is realistic about those in his squad potentially departing in the coming months.
Speaking earlier this week when asked if the Man City clash would be Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister‘s final home games, he said: “It can be.
“They can have the possibility to change as they deserve to play at another level but now we can offer them the possibility to play in Europe.
“Our level is bigger now. I think it can help.
“The Europa Conference League is a very nice competition but everybody can see the Europa is more important.
“I don’t know if they can change. They will have more motivation but they are very good guys.
“When I work for myself and my club, I still think for the players.
“The players have one career, one life and we can’t decide for them. I don’t know what Tony will decide but if they want to leave, it is right they leave.”
Joe Shields, centre, was previously a scout at Manchester City and SouthamptonTwitter