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.
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.