Why a move for Victor Moses could be good for all parties

Victor Moses in Chelsea lineup

Moses seems to have struggled at both Chelsea and Liverpool.

There have been reports circulating linking with Victor Moses with a move away from Stamford Bridge, and the clubs involved seem to be in the mid to lower down the Premier League table, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion are a couple of clubs that have been mentioned.

Having signed for Chelsea from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2012, Moses struggled to make any real impact for Chelsea, and the following summer he was sent on loan to Liverpool for a season, again the impact was minimal.

He had his highlights, a winning goal in the Champions League group stage against Steaua Bucharest along with a couple of other solid performances. 

The impact was so minimal at Liverpool that after a spell earlier on in the season when Philippe Coutinho was absent with a shoulder injury, he struggled to get into the side. His performance in a 3-1 defeat to Hull City in December was very poor, and he never really recovered since.

He was given chances in FA Cup ties with Oldham Athletic and Bournemouth. In the former he was hauled off after 45 minutes as Liverpool limped to victory, whilst in the latter he got the opening goal in a 2-0 win on the South Coast. Those were his only starts in 2014 at Anfield, as he fell behind Raheem Sterling in the pecking order - who managed to kick on and become an integral part of the squad.

Though his loan move to Liverpool made sense at the start of last season, with the two teams seemingly having differing objectives at the time of the move - Chelsea looking to challenge for silverware right from the off in Jose Mourinho's first season back at Stamford Bridge (despite what he said throughout the season, it seemed pretty clear they were) whereas Liverpool's early season objective was seemingly for the top four.

In the second half of the season, the 23-year-old's chances were becoming more and more limited and was still limited to substitute appearances, as Liverpool's title pursuit was gathering more and more pace, Moses was only managing to get cameo appearances, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho's performances were keeping him out of the side, and when he got his chance he seldom impressed.

Over the past couple of seasons, Moses has experienced what it is like to be in a side challenging for honours and towards the top end of the Premier League, and at times the expectation has looked a little overwhelming for the Nigeria international.

Maybe a move to a side lower in the league, where he will be expected to perform well but for a team that has lower expectations than the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea. It would be an ideal move for him to progress again, and if he can be the stand out individual, then he may get his move to a side that consistently challenges for trophies again, having been better for the experiences he will have endured all-round.

Whoever has Moses on their hands next season will have hungry young player who can still develop, but and it's a talent they need to nurture carefully.

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