America eye move for ex- Man City striker, Felipe Caicedo

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Felipe Caicedo in action for Ecuador would be a good signing for America

With the managers position not certain but Antonio Mohamed looking more likely, Club America are believed to be monitoring Ecuadorian striker, Felipe Caicedo. The 25-year-old front man has fallen down the pecking order at Lokomotiv Moscow and so the current Mexican champions are keen to add him to their roster.

There are plenty of players from Ecuador currently playing in Mexico, and of course, one of America’s best players in recent years was the recently deceased, Chucho Benitez. With the World Cup approaching it is understood that Caicedo is keen on the move to the Azteca.

The powerful forward, still only 25 years of age would represent quite a coup after a career in Europe and if America lose current number 9, Raul Jimenez, perhaps Caicedo would be able to fill that void.

Caicedo moved to Europe when he was only 17 to sign for Swiss side, Basel and at the time was linked to a host of top European sides, being heralded as one of the brightest prospects in world football.

A big money move to Manchester City followed but with the competition increased by the vast sums of money City had to spend, Caicedo quickly found himself on the sidelines and then loaned out to Sporting Lisbon, Malaga and Levante.

Eventually, Lokomotiv Moscow splashed €7.5 million to give him a permanent home once again.

A regular for the national side, Caicedo is still a very good player and would be a great signing for anyside in the Liga MX. America fans will of course be hoping this is not as a replacement for Raul Jimenez but when that time comes, Caicedo could be the man to step up.

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