Should Victor Moses swap Chelsea for Everton?

Incoming Everton manager Roberto Martinez is reportedly interested in bringing his former protégé at Wigan, Victor Moses, to Goodison Park this summer.

The 22-year-old Nigerian was brought to Wigan by Martinez back in 2010 from Crystal Palace when he was just 19 years of age.

Under the Spanish boss, Moses became one of the most coveted attackers in the country and in 2012 Wigan sold him to Chelsea for around £9 million – a £7.5 million profit was made on him by Martinez in just two years.

However, since his move to Stamford Bridge, Moses has not enjoyed the same form as he did at the DW Stadium. He made 24 Premier League appearances for the Blues this term and 11 of those were from the bench.

He played a full 90 minutes on just five occasions in the league for Chelsea and subsequently scored just one goal and made four assists. The previous season at Wigan he made 38 Premier League appearances, mostly starts, and scored 6 goals in total.

Martinez was a major contributing factor in the Nigerian’s development at Wigan. At Crystal Palace he emerged as a talented prospect for the future but it was at Wigan where he realized that potential. Martinez showed great faith in the youngster and the player repaid that faith on the pitch admirably.

He was one of Wigan’s best players in 2011/12 – he was one of the most consistent and undoubtedly their most exciting.

His electric pace and his exceptional technical ability were a large part of their Premier League survival this time last year – it’s not coincidence in my estimation that Wigan struggled without him this term and were, ultimately, relegated to the Championship.

At Chelsea, he’s up against the likes of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, and Marko Marin if he wants to play on the wing and Fernando Torres and Demba Ba up front – it’s unlikely Chelsea will head into the new season without reinforcing their strike force considerably.

Obviously, the major issue is going to be the return of Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge – who wouldn’t want to play under one of the greatest managers of all time? The problem is he probably isn’t going to actually play.

Not enough, anyway. Certainly not enough for a 22-year-old who still needs to improve and develop to truly fulfill his immense potential. Victor Moses will have a tough decision if Roberto Martinez comes calling – should he swap the glamour of Chelsea and Mourinho for the security of regular first-team football with his mentor at Everton?

images: © Gene Hunt, © airviews

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch