Stoke boss: Injury worries won't affect chances of signing Chelsea's Victor Moses permanently

Victor Moses in Chelsea lineup

Victor Moses has had some injury problems during his time on loan at Stoke City from Chelsea, but Mark Hughes doesn't seem put off when it comes to a potential permanent deal.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has told the Stoke Sentinel that the recent fitness concerns surrounding Victor Moses won't have any bearing on whether they will make his season-long loan move from Chelsea a permanent one.

Hughes appears to have accepted that Moses will pick up the odd muscle injury every now and again because he's an 'explosive' player - one with pace that always looks to get at his opponent.

The Potters boss also said: "Because he is an explosive player, the hamstring is always a danger, and so he will always be a bit susceptible to those kind of injuries.

"But that won't affect my thinking on other decisions we make with Victor.

"He has done well for us this season, but he is a Chelsea player and so they decide on the timing of talks."

Moses hasn't really had the opportunity to impress at Stamford Bridge ever since Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea in 2013.

Last season he had a loan spell at Liverpool, and despite one or two flashes of what he could do, he couldn't string together consistent performances when he was given a run of games, and then ended up becoming an option from the bench.

This term at Stoke City has been much more productive for the player having made a total of 23 appearances, scoring four goals.

Hughes seems very keen on the Nigeria international who, at 24-years-old, still has his best years ahead of him even if he has had a couple of spells on the sidelines during his time at the Britannia Stadium.

Moses' latest injury in the draw against West Ham was also to his hamstring and the recurrence of muscle injuries could be a worry for Hughes when it comes to any potential talks with Chelsea over making the move permanent.

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