Middlesbrough failed with late deadline-day bid for former Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo

28 Aug

Middlesbrough failed with a deadline day bid of £4.5m for former Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo, according to reports in Italy.

The 29-year-old is currently plying his trade with Lazio but he has been linked with a return to England recently.

Caicedo was linked with a return to England

Leeds United have been tracking the Ecuadorian and looked at striking a deal this summer.

But, according to Calciomercato, it has also been revealed that Middlesbrough tried to sign Caicedo too.

The Championship club reportedly failed with a deadline day offer of £4.5m for the striker.

Lazio rejected the bid as they deemed it too low and they were holding out for closer to £9m.

Caicedo scored three goals in Serie A last season, featuring predominantly as a substitute.

Leeds United transfer news: Former Manchester City forward Felipe Caicedo ‘would welcome’ summer move to Elland Road amid reported Whites interest

2 Jul

Lazio forward Felipe Caicedo is open to joining Leeds United this summer, according to reports.

Caicedo, the Ecuador international, has been linked with a switch to Elland Road following the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa as the Yorkshire club’s new manager.

Caicedo has been linked with a move to Leeds

Currently contracted to Lazio, having joined them from Espanyol of Spain last summer, Caicedo started only four league matches last term and is viewed as surplus to requirements in Rome.

And, according to Diario La Grada (as quoted by Sport Witness), Caicedo ‘would welcome the possibility’ of a summer move to Leeds as it would mean a return to England for the 29-year-old.

Caicedo spent two-and-a-half years contracted to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City between January 2008 and the summer of 2011, scoring seven goals in 34 matches for the Etihad Stadium club.

The majority of his time with City was spent on loan with various clubs, with Caicedo joining Sporting CP, Malaga and Levante, before leaving for Lokomotiv Moscow permanently seven years ago.

Caicedo during his time at Manchester City

Leeds have already completed one signing this summer, with Lewis Baker brought in on a loan deal from Chelsea, while the Elland Road club are said to be in talks to buy forwards Matej Vydra from Derby and Jerry Mbakogu from Carpi.