“Quite a few clubs were interested… My agent gave me a call, told me who they were and said which one do you want to talk to and I didn’t hesitate. I said West Ham straight away,” said Moses.
“It’s in London, I wanted to stay here, I feel comfortable staying here. My son is starting school, I wanted to settle down here now. It was where I grew up, this was the opportunity to, you know, put down my roots,” he added.
Supporters are often wary of new signings citing non-footballing reasons as key factors in their decision to move clubs but a content player off the pitch is likely to perform to a higher standard on it.
Hammers fans will be hoping the added comfort of being close to home brings out the best in the nomadic Chelsea man, as they look to develop some consistency after a mixed start to the campaign.
The Nigerian international has shown glimpses of his undoubted quality in previous loan spells at Liverpool and Stoke, but has failed to truly take the Premier League by storm.
His work-rate and dribbling prowess make him a nightmare for defenders however, and if given a run of games, his true quality should shine through.