The South American wonderkid has revealed that Manchester United are his favourite team and he wants to play for the Red Devils in the future.
South America has produced some of the biggest talents in football history over the years. The names of Pele, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Ronaldo Nazario, Alfredo Di Stefano and Ronaldinho come to mind immediately. But there is a lot of talent in the continent even outside the two usual suspects, Argentina and Brazil.
Ecuador is one country that has made a lot of progress over the years. They currently sit at 3rd in the World Cup qualifiers and will be hoping to make it to Qatar.
One of the biggest talents to come out the country in recent years is Moises Caicedo. Despite having just turned 19, he has already represented the national team and a move to Europe will surely be on the cards for him in the near future.
When that does happen, he has a clear dream destination in his mind. While talking to Global Digital TV and as cited by Sport Witness, when asked about which league he would like to play in, Caicedo said:
“The Premier League. Manchester United are my favourite club.”
He is also an admirer of Manchester United star Paul Pogba:
“I really like the game of N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba, I learn a lot from them every time I see them. I always try to do what they do, that’s why they are there.”
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Currently playing for Ecuadorian club Independiente del Valle, he has already established himself in their first-team. And he also made history when he scored for the Ecuador national team against Uruguay, becoming the first player born in the 21st century to score in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying. That is certainly an impressive feat for a midfielder.
The future is clearly bright for the teenager and his Old Trafford dreams are not unrealistic at all. In fact, they actually align with the club’s recent policy of signing promising youngsters from South America.
We just saw that happen in the summer when the Red Devils signed Uruguayan Facundo Pellistri from Penarol. And if Caicedo continues to develop in the way that he has, then there is no reason that he couldn’t fulfil his dream of playing for United in the future. So do not be surprised if you hear his name soon.