Brighton said he had successfully captured Ecuador’s talent with a contract extending to 2025.
Sky journalist Fabricio Romano earlier stated that the deal would cost Brighton 6 million euros.
The name Caicedo was associated with several major English clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Newcastle United and Everton, before Brighton won him after a fierce negotiation battle.
✍️ Albion have completed the signing of Moises Caicedo on a contract until June 2025 from Ecuadorian top-flight side Independiente del Valle!
𝗖𝗮𝗶𝗰𝗲𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 😁
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) February 1, 2021
Brighton coach Graham Potter said: “It is no secret that we have worked hard to bring Caicedo to the club. We are very pleased with his recent arrival.”
He added through the club’s official website: “He will need some time to acclimatise to the group, and we will also need time to get to know him.”
He concluded: “He made a distinguished appearance in Ecuador and made his international debut at the age of 18. It is a great deal, but it is important that we give him enough time to adapt.”
Caicedo, 19, is an Ecuadorian midfielder who is considered one of the most important young talents in South America.
Caicedo has played 31 games with Independiente del Valle since his elevation to the first team in 2019, during which he scored 6 goals and scored two goals.
Caicedo scored his international appearances with the Ecuadorian national team in 4 World Cup qualifiers, and succeeded in conceding the net of Uruguay, as well as making two goals against Bolivia, and one against Colombia.