With all the transfer turmoil circulating the messy world of football in the past few weeks it has, as always, been an easy stomping ground for the masses of people ready to point their fingers at the dumbbell heavy walleted and supercar parading race that is the professional footballer.
The players have not been helping themselves.
Across the Premier League players appear to have been ‘forcing’ moves. Luka Modric was widely criticised for his actions as he pushed on a deal to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur. Clint Dempsey now finds himself outcasted at Craven Cottage as he appears ready to go to war to force a move away from the club, potentially to Liverpool or Arsenal. Whilst the public courting of Robin Van Persie, Alex Song, Eden Hazard and Joe Allen gave the selling club’s little chance of persuading them to stay.
Scott Sinclair is now firmly a member of this group; he has made it abundantly clear he will not be signing a new contract at the Liberty Stadium as he seeks to move to the Premier League champions Manchester City. In fairness to Scott he did come on and score at Loftus Road at the weekend. Whether this proves his head is in the right place I have no idea, as I can spy two old ladies at the bus stop who could have scored amongst the shambolic defending of Clint Hill and co.
But one player who has not pursued such avenues is Wigan Athletics’ Victor Moses.
I hope I am not speaking to soon of course but Victor deserves a lot of credit for his performance against Chelsea on Sunday, especially when you consider The Blues are the team pursuing the former Crystal Palace frontman.
Despite this he performed admirably in a good performance for The Latic's, barring an opening 10 minutes where it appeared that absolutely zero research had been done on the talents of Belgian trickster Eden Hazard.
He took it to Chelsea, despite the chance of them being team-mates in the not so distant future. I don’t feel many football fans would have begrudged Moses a move to The Bridge, where he can fight for Domestic and European silverware on a consistent basis, but now in light of his rare loyalty many would now feel he is beginning to earn the move more and more.
What did you make of Victor’s display amongst all the transfer uncertainty?
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