News today in the Daily Express that Chelsea will increase their bid for Wigan Athletic forward Victor Moses, after they had their initial bid of £4M turned down.
Victor Moses – after scoring against Newcastle in April
Newcastle were interested in the Wigan striker in January of 2010, when Newcastle were still in the Championship and at the time, and Victor was at Crystal Palace.
The asking price of £2.5M was thought too high for Mike Ashley, with the Newcastle financials not in good shape at the time, and no guarantee of getting straight back into the Premier League.
Newcastle did put in a bid for Moses at the time, but he moved to Wigan for the £2.5M asking price, and last season he seemed to start coming through well, and played really well at the end of the season, in Wigan’s streak of 7 wins in the last 9 league games of the season.
And especially against Newcastle in the Magpies’ 4-0 thrashing at Wigan on April 28th, when the 21 year-old scored two goals in the 13th and 15th minutes of that game, which ended Newcastle’s six game winning streak in the Premier League.
It seems that Chelsea are now favorites to get the three times capped Nigerian International, who made appearances at U16, U17, U19 and U21 for England, and have increased their bid to £5.5M, and from what we can tell there is not too much competition being given to the London side.
Victor played 78 times for Wigan, and scored 9 goals and had 12 assists, and Newcastle will hardly be willing to pay that much for a 21 year-old.
What do you think?