Jordan backs Arsenal to sign £80m-rated midfielder

Former Crystal Palace Chairman, Simon Jordan, has backed Arsenal to secure a deadline-day move for £80million-rated midfielder, Moises Caicedo.

Caicedo has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks.

Arsenal have seen two of their bids rejected as they are still keen to sign the Ecuadorian international.

Caicedo has established himself as one of the most important players for Brighton in recent times.

However, Jordan backed the Gunners to eventually get the 21-year-old in their ranks.

Jordan said (via HITC): “I hate saying this, But it is not a case of ‘if’ this player goes. It’s ‘when’ he goes. And when, if Brighton are brave enough, is not now.

“Fair play to them. But when the summer comes around, and if he keeps performing, Arsenal will buy him then.”

“It is remarkable money, in terms of a player who has played 26 games, was out on loan 18 months ago, and has yet to put any longevity into his performances.

“If you get to the point where someone is offering you £80 or £90 million, (rejecting it) would be a case of cutting your nose off to spite your face,” he added.