Chelsea midfielder Moises Caicedo has explained why he chose to move to Stamford Bridge instead of Liverpool.
During the summer transfer window, Caicedo was involved in a huge transfer saga with both Chelsea and Liverpool chasing his signature.
Despite Chelsea chasing the midfielder throughout the summer, it was Liverpool who managed to strike a deal with Brighton and Hove Albion, believed to be £110 million.
It was then reported that Caicedo was set to travel to Merseyside for a medical, but then things took a drastic turn.
It was claimed that Caicedo was having second thoughts about joining Liverpool as he had previously admitted he wanted to join Chelsea.
As a result, the Stamford Bridge club ended up paying £115 million to steal Caicedo from Liverpool.
As of now, it looks like Caicedo potentially made the wrong decision as Liverpool are currently basking in great form as they sit top of the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are struggling to get going and are 12th.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Caicedo explained his decision to snub Liverpool for Chelsea.
He said: “I was talking with Chelsea for a long time. It was impossible to say not to Chelsea, because they were with me supporting me.
“In the summer I suffered a lot because it was complicated to leave Brighton. They were with me, and in the last moment Liverpool called me but it was [too] late because I wanted to play for Chelsea. It was tough to say no to Chelsea.”
🗣️ “It was impossible to say no”
Moisés Caicedo reveals why he chose to join Chelsea over Liverpool when he left Brighton in the summer 🔹 pic.twitter.com/zmLPVMSWLk
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 14, 2023
This week, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp appeared to aim a cheeky dig at the Ecuador international.
During Liverpool’s Anfield test event, Klopp said: “We had a few strange things happen.
“Between us, my god were we lucky. We didn’t know that in the moment. Obviously we realised other central defensive midfielders didn’t want to join… then you see what happens!”