Who is the real winner in Moises Caicedo to Chelsea as transfer saga timeline revealed

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It has been the worst kept secret in world football this summer. Chelsea FC dreamt of signing Moises Caicedo from Brighton. The rumors started swirling as early as three months ago. While the hope was to get this wrapped up quickly, the reality was anything but that. It wasn’t until this past Monday when the long awaited X (Twitter) notification finally came through.

Chelsea fans from around the globe could exhale and finally know that we got our man. The man to fill the void in the squad we have been desperate to replace. Now that the transfer saga of the summer is finally over. Let’s take a look back to see what happened, what it means, and who comes out as the real winner here.

At the start of this saga, it seemed like all Chelsea had to do was cough up the dough. Doing plenty of business with Brighton in the past, the relationship seemed stable enough to enter negotiations, strike a deal, and get everything sealed and signed before afternoon tea. What transpired couldn’t have been further from that.

Chelsea and Brighton entered a back and forth that would have drawn massive crowds at the US Open. The Blues persisted, Brighton stuck to their guns regarding the asking price. It seemed all Chelsea had to do was pay the fee Brighton valued Caicedo at. Then at the 11th hour, Liverpool swept in and matched Brighton’s asking price. It seemed like Chelsea’s main target was off to Merseyside to join Jurgen Klopp’s ranks.