The former Wigan winger has been linked with a move to Merseyside in the press over the past couple of days
In recent days Victor Moses has been heavily linked with a loan move to Liverpool from Chelsea. It’s probably not a transfer you thought would happen come the start of silly season, but there seems to be a lot of talk about the move.
But will it work? Well, it depends. There are a few concerns around it.
One concern is the fact is a loan signing rather than a permanent deal is being talked about, and some concern there is little desire to make a permanent signing for a winger amongst a section of Liverpool’s support – having missed out on other players for big money, there is a feeling that there needs to be some good quality permanent signings.
There’s no doubt that Moses has some qualities, one of the reasons why Roberto DiMatteo took him to Stamford Bridge from Wigan Athletic just over a year ago, the ability to beat a man and provides a decent goal-scoring threat. That is certainly something that Liverpool should not be turning their noses up at.
Moses’ opportunities look limited at Stamford Bridge, and possibly under Mourinho for years to come, so logically wouldn’t it be for the best if they cashed in on the winger? It’s not as if he is a young footballer that needs to be sent out for experience and come back a better player.
There just seems to be so much competition amongst forward thinking players at Stamford Bridge at the moment – but Moses strikes as if he could be a bit different, a more ‘up and them’ player than any of the others, and probably a bit more of a conventional, old-fashioned winger as a result.
And is he a priority target for Liverpool? If Brendan Rodgers really feels he needs him then he shouldn’t hesitate in his efforts to try and land Moses, as he certainly could form part of a front three at Liverpool – where there now seems to be plenty of competition as well. And if Chelsea don’t really want him, they should sell him.
Do Chelsea really want him to go to Liverpool, or are they holding out for someone else to come in with a bid for him? The move could work for the player, and for both clubs for a season, but both sides need to think further ahead.
Either way, it looks like Victor Moses’ immediate future may lie away from Stamford Bridge.
How would you feel about a deal?
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