When Victor Moses became available 15 months ago, Newcastle manager at the time, Chris Hughton, wanted the player at Newcastle, but the Magpies were surprisingly beaten out by Wigan.
Victor Moses – Newcastle interested?
Although the fee was not disclosed, it was thought to be around £2.5M paid to his former club Crystal Palace.
Since signing for Wigan, Moses has played 32 times with 3 goals, but if Wigan Athletic are relegated this season, it’s likely they will need to unload the 20 year-old who has played once for the England U21 side.
The People has reported that Newcastle may again be interested in bringing Moses to Newcastle, and presumably the player would jump at the chance to join Newcastle.
Newcastle’s home gates of 50,000 are a lot more than the 16,000 attendance that Wigan usually gets for their Premier League home games.
The new news is that Alan Pardew really rates the player, and if that’s true, we wouldn’t be surprised if Newcastle went after Moses in the summer, and would probably have to pay a little more than the £2.5M Wigan paid for Victor 15 months ago.
Moses has played 30 games for various England Youth teams, from U16 through U21 level with 11 goals, and has a total of 101 first class club games with a total of 14 goals.
But only last month he decided to switch his International allegiance to Nigeria, the country of his birth.
Moses was born in December, 1990 in Kaduna, and he happens to be just 2 days younger than Nigerian-born Kazenga LuaLau, who is already at Newcastle.
Moses is ineligible to play for Nigeria until his application to switch nationality is approved by FIFA, and that application is currently being processed, and he is now expected to represent Nigeria in the game at Ethiopia in June.
Victor, who stands 5’9″ tall, played 69 times for Crystal Palace with 5 goals, and is a very skillful player, who can play in a number of different positions, but usually plays out on the left wing.
We have to think he would be a good buy for Newcastle, as he still has a lot of room for improvement, but is already more than a decent player.