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Moises Caicedo gets tackled by a ghost, it's £115 million well spent

Josh Lawless

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Moises Caicedo gets tackled by a ghost, it's £115 million well spent

Chelsea's £115 million signing Moises Caicedo was handed his full Premier League debut on Friday night but didn't quite get off to the best start.

The Blues splashed out a British record fee to land their top target, with Brighton making a hefty profit on what they paid

Independiente del Valle back in 2021.

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The fee means there's a huge spotlight on Caicedo at just 21 years of age and he ended up getting a good rinsing by fans against Luton Town at Stamford Bridge.

The midfielder had the ball under minimal pressure from the opposition before being tackled by a ghost. Caicedo fell to the floor in comical fashion, leading to Tahith Chong taking the ball off him and sending the Hatters on the attack.

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The gaffe was not punished and Chelsea would take the lead courtesy of a stunning solo goal from Raheem Sterling, who looks to be back to his best after a difficult first campaign in west London.

Caicedo was involved one of the craziest transfer sagas in recent memory, with the player looking like he was heading to Liverpool after a fee was agreed.

A medical was even pencilled in but Caicedo told Jurgen Klopp he only had eyes for Chelsea and penned an eight-year deal.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty
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The deal is an initial £100 million, with a further £15 million due if performance-related add-ons are met.

Liverpool's other defensive midfield target Romeo Lavia also snubbed a move to Anfield in favour of joining Chelsea but is not yet ready to play after his £53 million switch from Southampton.

Speaking in his press conference, Mauricio Pochettino said: "Lavia no [not ready to start].

"He needs a few weeks to be ready to be involved with the team. He is working to try and catch his team-mates.

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"For Romeo we need to wait a few weeks, but Moises [Caicedo] is ready."

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Moises Caicedo, Chelsea, Premier League, Luton Town, Brighton And Hove Albion

Josh Lawless
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