Roberto De Zerbi has confirmed that Moises Caicedo And Alexis Mac Allister are set to leave Brighton this summer.
Caicedo and Mac Allister have been instrumental in Brighton’s form this season and have proved their worth respectively.
“Yes, I think it can be the last game for Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo at Brighton”, Roberto de Zerbi confirms.
“I am really sorry because they are two great players but Brighton’s policy is like this. It’s right that they can leave, to play at a higher level”, he added.
World Cup winner Mac Allister, 24, was in tears on Sunday after the Seagulls lost 2-1 to Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Brighton have already sealed a sixth-place finish in the Premier League, the highest position in their 122-year history.
Roberto De Zerbi confirms that Mac Allister who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, and Ecuador international Caicedo, who was wanted by Arsenal in January with Brighton rejecting a £70m bid, will leave Brighton this summer.
“The policy of Brighton is like this,” De Zerbi added. “I think it’s right they can leave, can change teams and play in a level higher.”
“We are ready. We have to find others big players to play without Alexis and Moises.”
Liverpool will further push to get Mac Allister deal done soon, as they await the final crucial details while Moises Caicedo is in the wishlist of 3 English top clubs.
Brighton have already made plans ahead as they look to land James Milner, Mo Dahoud and João Pedro as new summer signings.
Why Roberto De Zerbi wants the duo gone
De Zerbi confirmed that he wants both Moises Caicedo And Alexis Mac Allister to play in the best team in the world.
The Italian replaced Graham Potter who joined Chelsea in September 2022 and has been magnificent with the Seagulls.
He led Brighton to beat Chelsea twice and recorded victories against Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.
The duo – Mac Allister and Caicedo – were crucial members of those successful matches, playing 35 and 37 of Brighton’s league matches this season respectively.
Roberto De Zerbi added, “If you ask me about Caicedo and Mac Allister, I love them and they are two big, big players and can be in a big, big European team.”
“They can play in every competition and are ready to compete for a big team and I hope for them they can play in the best team in the world.”
De Zerbi was also optimistic with Brighton finishing higher than 6th next season but also confirmed that more players need to be signed.
He went on to add: “For Brighton we can still improve [without them] and we can bring in other good players with the transfer market.”
“Next year we will be playing in four competitions, the Premier League will be tougher for us for sure and we have to be stronger than this year.”
“At the moment we are not ready to play three games per week, but we are not used to that. We will have to work in the transfer market and build a stronger squad with more players.”
“The results we achieved were incredible, but we have the dream to improve these results.”