Newcastle Linked Again With Victor Moses

Newcastle are again being linked with Wigan striker/winger Victor Moses.

Victor Moses – refusing to sign new contract at Wigan

Newcastle were in for the winger in January of 2010, during our promotion season, but owner Mike Ashley at the time wouldn’t pay the £2.5M that it would have taken to get the player to Tyneside.

Although manager Chris Hughton at the time was very keen to get the lad.

The 21 year-old was at Crystal Palace and he has since played once for Nigeria, the place of his birth (in Kaduna), and since signing for Wigan just over two years ago,  he has made 72 appearances with 7 goals and 12 assists.

While at Palace, he played 69 times for them with 11 goals and 6 assists, and he was one of their best young players, making his debut in November of 2007 against Cardiff City at home, when he was just 16.

Moses is holding out on penning a new contract at Wigan, and therefore he could presumably be signed for a knock-down price, and that may interest Newcastle United.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez opened talks over a new deal with the youngster just over a month ago, but negotiations have stalled, and his agent Tony Finnigan had this to say:

“We talked to Wigan about a contract five weeks ago but still haven’t seen anything,'”

“My phone goes all the time. Victor’s got his admirers out there.”

Moses has not impressed as much as expected at Wigan,  and he has had a hard time of it being a starter, and perhaps Newcastle think they could get better youngsters to the club in the summer – like Junior Hoilett from Blackburn as one example.

Moses has good pace and skill, so we’ll just have to see whether Newcastle are interested this time around, but there are also other clubs after him, like Sunderland and Liverpool, and the fee quoted is £8M, and there’s no way Newcastle would pay that.

We can get Senegal strikers for that amount of money, who score goals in every game for Newcastle.

Maybe Liverpool will snap him up – for £12M. 😀

We have a feeling Newcastle will not be too interested in Moses at that fee.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far


    Apr 7, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Slow down ed:-o

  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 7, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #2

    I’m a big fan , even though his final product is sometimes lacking .. he has the ability to unlock defenses down either wing .. One of Wigan’s only real attacking threats

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Fast and full of skill but poor end product.
    Hes Obertan with a fro 🙂

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Would rather Hoilett

  • Toon Tang

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #5

    obertan skipping down that right wing with a fro would look mind boggling .

  • pardew no 1

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #6

    would rather have emile heskey got pace got skill and has a real end product 😉

  • achtoon

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Too many articles

  • cyprus

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Real quality player, fast, skilful. Yes please!

  • Offkey

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #9

    I like Moses, just as a squad player though, agree with the end product thing but he does have the disadvantage of playing for Wigan.

    On a different note, Is it just me or do any of you sit staring at the league table and up coming fixtures for hours on end, calculating the many possibilities……..

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s not just you
    The mrs complains that I’m on this I pad and blog all the time 🙂
    Should get her preggers n give her somethin to do lol

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Yeah I think he’d be a bit lop sided,couldn’t really see him with a comb hangin outa it either he he

  • sweendog

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #12

    good squad player .. has the ability but just needs to learn a bit more .. in a year or 2 with the right coaching he could be really good .. worth a punt but for how much.. on a plus side I think wigan as improved him as he is a far better player than when we were originally linked ..

  • Offkey

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #13

    Marty – Thank goodness my Missus has come to terms with the fact she is second on the scale of importance. She walked into the room straight after Cisse’s second goal yesterday and said ‘wow, that was lucky’, she could tell i was not happy with that comment……………

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #14

    He’s somewhere between obertan and Jonas. Got the pace, got the skill, got the attitude and workrate. Needs to work on his end product.
    Good squad player. Could be damn good with the right coaching.

    @Offkey surely there are only two possibilities? Champions league or europa. 😉

  • sweendog

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #15

    if the fee was 4-5 mill I could it happening .. HOVIS #14 agreed..

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Ah sweendog. You beat me to the coaching comment

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #17

    Yeah good she gets it by now
    My mrs.turned as I jumped off the sofa when the 2nd went in and said well done I knew you could do it 🙂
    Brainwashing them 🙂
    She has been to St.James with me and enjoyed it but won’t be invited next time I get there

  • sirtoongospel

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #18

    Would rather pay Hoilett the wages needed to get him here. Pieters, Hoilett, Douglas, keeper cover and a young striker. Would be amazing.

  • Offkey

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #19

    Hovis – 🙂

    I honestly just cant help it, I also look back over previous years checking the points that have got teams into the Europa or CL.

  • Toonboy_84

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #20

    Sorry to go off topic but I see people on here still complaining about simmo. I am just baffled by it. He has been one of the best defenders in the league this season statistically. Even the sun say he is arguably the best rb in the league this season and they never give us any credit.

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #21

    @sweendog couldn’t see us paying much more than we did for obertan. 4.5 million maximum.

    And that’s around what we paid for cabaye!
    I don’t see us offering enough to prise him off wigan. He’ll probably end up at sunderland wasting away then get sold 2 years later at half the price to everyone and end up looking solid.
    Liverpool won’t buy him cos he’s black. Its against their policy

  • Offkey

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #22

    Toonboy_84 – I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Simmo but he has done brilliantly this season, like everyone really. I have no complaints about any player in the squad (bar Ranger) this year so we must be doing well.

    On that stat thing, (I’m not being pedantic, just pointing it out) the guy that printed that was not using Opta stats but stats that gauge a player on how well the team is performing e.g if you play many games and the team is performing well, the player does well.

    So a third division player who is rubbish but played every game at right back for Man U would have brilliant stats.

  • jimmymagpie

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #23

    Just come in from Benton, having delivered some business papers for my nephew, and paid quick visit to the treatment room to see my physio pal, and it’s like a field hospital in there. Doesn’t look likeTiote will make it for Monday, Cabaye has more of a chance, although is by no means certain. Colo is a possible only, and decision on him will be made tomorrow.If Colo makes it, Perch will move into midfield. If not, and both Cabaye and Tiote are out, God knows what they will do. Raylor and Gosling perhaps. Unfortunately, Vuckic is injured, yet again, and there are serious concerns about that lad’s ability to hack it at this level from a physical point of view.

  • Dyer8

    Apr 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #24

    Hoilett > Jarvis > Zaha > Moses


    Apr 7, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Like i said on another Blog!

    We are being linked with so many players just at the moment~!

  • No Plain Saylor

    Apr 7, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Well lads, I’ve been reading near every story on here for the last few years, just never made an account. The position we’re in atm being so high up the league we have a great opportunity to attract some top class players, and with chelseas fixture list, including the fa cup semi and barca im confident we’ll stay ahead of them, just need a slip or two from spurs or arsenal and we’re in dreamland. I personally like moses but we could sign a player of his potential anytime, we should only be looking at players that’ll improve the starting 11. Not more squad players. Ins ; Pieters (£4.2m), douglas (free), hoillet is available for £870,000 compensation, 21 years old, pacy, end product, proven in the premier league, our kinda player, and he’d put serious pressure on jonas for his starting place! Much better than moses. I think moses’s strike partner, rodellega would be a better bet for us to sign than moses.. free agent, wouldn’t be a bad lad to have on the bench. Dyer8 – nearly mate! Just swap zaha and jarvis 🙂 HWTL!


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