Chelsea’s recent acquisition, Moisés Caicedo, has surprised many with his relatively modest weekly wages, contrary to popular belief.
The Ecuadorian midfielder made headlines during the winter transfer window when Chelsea secured his services for a record-breaking fee of £115 million.
This move raised eyebrows, especially since Liverpool had previously agreed to a British record deal of £111 million with Brighton for the 21-year-old.
The transfer saga took an unexpected turn as it was Chelsea, not Liverpool, who ultimately secured Caicedo’s signature. Despite several failed bids from Chelsea during the summer, the player remained committed to joining the Blues.
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, confirmed that they had a deal in place for the midfielder, but Caicedo’s determination to play for Chelsea prevailed.
To secure the transfer, Chelsea had to outbid Liverpool, ultimately agreeing to a fee of £115 million. This consisted of a guaranteed £100 million with an additional £15 million in condition-based clauses.
Many speculated that Caicedo had chosen Chelsea due to the allure of a higher paycheck. However, the reality is quite different, as his primary motivation was his desire to play for Chelsea, his dream club. His weekly wages at Chelsea are a modest £150,000 per week.
Ali Barat, the owner of Epic Sports agency, shed light on the deal, stating, “Chelsea made an excellent investment by signing Moisés. The player will receive £150,000 per week, while he was earning £60,000 per week at Brighton.”
Barat went on to describe Caicedo as a blend of Jude Bellingham and N’Golo Kanté, highlighting the potential he brings to Chelsea’s midfield.