Manchester United agree to a £ 4.5 million deal for Ecuadorian international Moises Caicedo, 19, after defeating competition from Leipzig and AC Milan to sign a top-rated midfielder.

  • Manchester United is preparing to sign Ecuadorian international Moises Caicedo
  • The 19-year-old midfielder caught the attention of RB Leipzig and AC Milan
  • Caicedo played four international matches and impressed during the World Cup qualifiers

Manchester United are set to complete their first signing in January after agreeing on a deal for Ecuadorean international Moises Caicedo, according to the reports.

The 19-year-old midfielder has attracted the attention of RB Leipzig and AC Milan but United appears to have won the race for his signature with his arrival at Old Trafford thought to be imminent.

to me An extra diary, The Premier League team negotiated a fee of around £ 4.5 million plus additional jobs, with the youngster set to sign in the coming hours.

Manchester United is preparing to complete the contract with Ecuadorian international Moises Caicedo

United beat RB Leipzig and AC Milan to clinch a £ 5.5 million deal for the midfielder

United beat RB Leipzig and AC Milan to clinch a £ 5.5 million deal for the midfielder

Caicedo caught the attention of scouts during his four international matches in the World Cup qualifiers with Ecuador. He scored his first goal for his country in the 4–2 victory over Uruguay in October.

The midfielder currently plays football for Independiente del Valle, but the club resigned for losing it earlier this month.

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“We have received an offer from a European club to buy Moises Caicedo,” club manager Santiago Morales said. “We are negotiating the proposal.”

He will likely not be in our team in 2021 because of the suggestion we received, it is very difficult to keep.

The 19-year-old impressed scouts during his four matches in this year's World Cup qualifiers

The 19-year-old impressed scouts during his four matches in this year’s World Cup qualifiers

Caicedo made no secret of his desire to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, seeing Paul Pogba as one of his idols alongside Chelsea player N’Golo Kante.

He is said to feel comfortable playing against the four defenders, but he can also adopt the role of the chest on the square.

United has already signed a number of promising young players including Facundo Pellestri and Willie Campwala, who joined in the summer.

Amad Diallo is also set to complete a £ 37m transfer from Atalanta next month. The deal was agreed upon in October, but the club is waiting for a work permit to be able to complete the move to England.