Moises Caicedo: Brighton boss tight-lipped as transfer edges closer

Graham Potter seemed more wary of giving anything away about the potential signing of Moises Caicedo after Brighton's FA Cup win over Blackpool.

Ecuador international Moises Caicedo is reportedly very close to becoming a Brighton player. Photo: Getty Images
Ecuador international Moises Caicedo is reportedly very close to becoming a Brighton player. Photo: Getty Images

Potter's slip of the tongue in Thursday's press conference strongly hinted Ecuador international Caicedo is very close to becoming a Brighton player.

When asked about media reports that the midfielder was on his way to England this afternoon (Saturday, January 23), Potter said he had 'no update'.

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He added: "I've been focusing on the game [against Blackpool] so nothing further to add."

Potter was pleased to see his side progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over their League One opponents but admitted it should have been a more comfortable scoreline.

"When it's just one goal, anything can happen," he said. "They don't have to do too much to get an opportunity.

"That's what we're a little bit disappointed with but that can happen. We've just got to improve again for next time.

"We're in the second half of the season and players are in a good rhythm. We made six changes but you'd expect a strong side.

"I'm pleased with the guys that came in, they got some more time and I got more information about our squad.

"In the end, it's a pleasing afternoon. We could have won by more. It was a professional and controlled performance."