David Gold heaps praise on West Ham new boy Victor Moses

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The 24-year old joined on a season-long loan from Chelsea on transfer deadline day.

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has lauded deadline day signing Victor Moses after his impressive debut on Monday night.

The on-loan Chelsea winger started the game as West Ham comfortably got the better of Newcastle United to make it three wins from five in the Premier League.

“…We also saw a fantastic debut from Victor Moses and we knew when he came into the squad that we were signing a quality player. We want to give him an arena to perform on,” said Gold in whufc.com’s ‘From the Boardroom' feature.

“You don't get a new contract at a big club like Chelsea unless you are something special and he just needs game time now.”

“He was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet and was inches away from getting the second goal. But I'm sure he would have been delighted that the rebound fell to Payet and he was able to score,” he added.

Chelsea’s decision to tie Moses into a new deal before allowing him out on loan was almost certainly a financial rather than a footballing decision.

The Nigerian international will not feature in any serious role for Chelsea, but a good campaign with West Ham this year could see him moved on for a considerable fee next summer.

The Blues' reasoning behind their handling of Moses will be of no concern to Slaven Bilic and West Ham as they look to maintain their impressive start to the season.

Wins over Liverpool and Arsenal have shown they can mix it with the best in division and they will head to the Etihad this weekend with Moses in tow and confident of causing an upset against high-flying Manchester City.

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