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?