Former Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp has revealed he is astonished Moises Caicedo has rejected a move to Liverpool in favour of joining Chelsea.
“It’s been astonishing what has happened these past few days,” Redknapp said on the Sky Sports Football podcast. “I thought I’d seen it all with football transfers.
“There was that Peter Odemwingie one a few years ago, my dad [Harry Redknapp] was involved with that one, but this will make for an incredible couple of days.
“What is most unbelievable about it is that we’re just a few hours away from the Premier League starting and players don’t know if they’ll be going or staying. I think it’s unbelievable.
“I’m obviously hugely biased on this one but this is astonishing for me. I didn’t think I’d see a situation like this.
“Normally Liverpool would always win this one, they turned their attention from [Romeo] Lavia a couple of days ago, and now they’ve turned their attentions to Caicedo.
“I woke up and I thought it was inevitable. I was very happy with that one, but to hear the news he’s turned Liverpool down. I’ll believe it when I see it and when I see him in a Chelsea shirt. I find it quite astonishing.
“I get the attraction of Chelsea, I really do, but in terms of the history of the club, I’m amazed.
“Especially when you’re turning down Jurgen Klopp who has been there for so long and could have joined [former Brighton team-mate] Alexis Mac Allister. I thought it would be a perfect move.”