The additional components of the £115 million transfer agreement that will facilitate Moises Caicedo’s move from Brighton to Chelsea have been disclosed.
Chelsea and Brighton have reached a groundbreaking deal for Caicedo at a fee of £115 million, marking a British record transfer sum. The player is scheduled for a medical examination before finalizing his transition.
Caicedo declined Liverpool’s offer of £111 million, as his preference leans towards a move to Stamford Bridge.
The terms of the deal indicate that Chelsea will make an initial payment of £100 million, in addition to an extra £15 million contingent on performance-related achievements.
The fee now eclipses the £107 million that Chelsea had paid in January to secure Enzo Fernandez, establishing a new British record transfer fee.
As outlined by David Ornstein, the supplementary payments outlined in the agreement with Chelsea are perceived as highly “achievable.” Brighton anticipates these payments to materialize promptly, given that Chelsea presented a higher proportion of guaranteed upfront funds compared to Liverpool.
Regarding the additional payments, a third of the sum hinges on European qualification for Chelsea this season, while the remaining two-thirds are contingent on the player’s appearances.
Additionally, Brighton has secured a noteworthy sell-on clause, which is considered significant, as a component of the arrangement concerning the sale of their prized asset.
Mauricio Pochettino is aiming to pair the 21-year-old Moises Caicedo with Enzo Fernandez, who delivered a standout performance in the midfield against Liverpool.
Notably, the Ecuadorian international was absent from Brighton’s matchday squad during their Premier League season opener against Luton Town last Saturday.
While Chelsea had anticipated introducing their new acquisition in the opening fixture, they settled for a 1-1 draw with Liverpool, with Axel Disasi equalizing after Luis Diaz’s initial goal.
It is possible that Caicedo might make his debut for Chelsea in their upcoming match against West Ham United on Sunday as they continue their campaign.
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