Newcastle Back In For Chelsea’s Victor Moses

It seems that Newcastle are one of five Premier League clubs who are interested in signing Chelsea winger Victor Moses, who was on loan for the season at Liverpool last season.

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Victor Moses at Liverpool last season

Newcastle have some history with Moses and it’s not particularly good.

In January of our promotion season – back in 2010 – we had a chance to sign the striker/winger, and it looked like we were going to do that, but Newcastle (make that Mike Ashley) would not pay out the money for him – and Victor went to Wigan for £2.5M from Crystal Palace.

And 30 months later Wigan sold Moses to Chelsea for a £9M fee, and that’s about what it will take to sign him this summer.

Clubs said to be interested in taking the 23 year-old are West Brom, Everton, Southampton and Swansea City, as well as Newcastle, and he could even go out on another season long loan deal for the coming season.

If we were to hazard a guess, we’d say he could end up at Everton, where he could join his former boss Roberto Martinez, who is one of the analysts over here in the World Cup.

Roberto is showing just how well he knows the game of football, and he seems to be able to pinpoint exactly what’s going on in these games – he would have made a great Newcastle manager – but I digress.

Moses is another player Chelsea will unload this summer, as manager Jose Mourinho starts to build up his squad for a big Premier League title challenge next season.

Newcastle were unwilling to pay out £2.5M for Victor almost four and a half years ago, and we don’t think we will pay out £9M for him now.

But we’ve been wrong before – so there’s the hope. 😀

Moses is a good creative player and a crowd favorite, but he also tends to be inconsistent, and he didn’t have a particularly good season at Liverpool last term,  where  he played 22 times with two goals.

He’s played 43 times for Chelsea with 10 goals, and is currently with Nigeria at the World Cup in Brazil.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 23, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Then he will probably go to a club with ambition!

  • nut meg

    Jun 23, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #2

    As much as I would like to see him at SJP I would imagine he’d want to team up with Martinez again so he can play football in a proper team with a proper manager.

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 23, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #3

    No thanks I think he’s overrated tbh

  • spitfire_

    Jun 23, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4

    He is perfect for us. Undefined forward or striker who rarely score. Happy days!

  • Graeme

    Jun 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #5

    Average – He is probably saying exactly the same thing about us!!

    “Newcastle? NO thanks, grossly overated, living in the past, no serious ambition, antiquated Manager & Coaches, It would be a huge backward step going there”!!

  • spitfire_

    Jun 23, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #6

    *winger or striker

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 23, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #7


    I reckon it’d be more along the lines of “fcuk no” whilst rolling around the floor in a fit of laughter >:)

  • Graeme

    Jun 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Average – lmao I was being polite, honest. You are probably nearer the truth lol

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 23, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #9

    There is no way there is any truth in this what so ever, we buy players when they cost 2.5M to sell on at 9M, so if we didn’t think he was worth a punt back when we could have had him why we would we go back at the new price.
    Reading your post about relegation and parachute payments has left me feeling empty.

  • mindshaft

    Jun 23, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    No chance of this happening

  • jak_whatculture

    Jun 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #11

    He’s tasted Champions League football at Chelsea and experienced a title challenge at Liverpool, albeit from a peripheral vantage point.

    Sorry, but even if he were desperate for first-team football there is no chance of coming to NUFC for that.


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