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Official: Stoke sign Super Eagles’ Moses on loan
Chelsea’s Victor Moses has moved to Stoke City on a one-year loan deal, according to the clubs’ official Twitter account.
The 23-year old also spent last season out on loan; Liverpool proved to be an unsuccessful hunting ground, however, as Moses failed to get ahead of the Reds’ many attacking players and onto Brendan Rodgers’ team sheet.
The Nigerian started his career at Crystal Palace, after coming through the then-Championship club’s academy in 2007.
After 3 years in the second tier of English football, Victor Moses finally made the leap to the Premier League in 2010, when he signed for Wigan Athletic in a deal worth approximately £2.5 million.
His time at Wigan was marked by two major injuries in the 2010-11 season, and thus Moses did not manage to become a regular starter until 2011-12.
After making 80 appearances for the Latics, scoring 9 goals and providing 7 assists, Chelsea made a successful bid, reportedly £10 million, to secure the Nigeria international’s services in the summer of 2012.
The speedy winger failed to break into the starting eleven in his first season at the club though, despite making 43 appearances and scoring ten goals.
Current Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho doesn’t seem to have room for Moses in his plans for this season, and a loan deal just might benefit the player as well as both clubs involved.
Moses is the second African winger to depart the club on loan this week, following Christian Atsu’s move to Everton.
Nigeria are due to kick off their 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign at home to Rwanda, on the 6th of September, and Moses will probably be included in the match squad.