Victor Moses

{Profile Posted on 30/06/2012}

Date of Birth: - 12th December 1990

Height: - 5ft 10inches

Position: - Second Striker/Winger

Nationality: - Nigerian

Current Club: - Wigan Athletic

Estimated Market Value: - Around 8 million pounds.

Linked With: - Liverpool

- Chelsea

- Sunderland

{Ed022's note - I also believe that there are other clubs interested in Moses within the PL, but I was unable to find out exactly who they were.}

Club Statistics

Crystal Palace:

2007/2008 season - 13 Appearances 3 Goals

2008/2009 season - 27 Appearences 2 Goals

2009/2010 season - 18 Appearances 6 Goals

TOTAL - 58 Appearances, 11 goals.

Wigan Athletic:

2009/2010 season - 14 Appearances 1 Goal

2010/2011 season - 21 Appearances 1 Goal

2011/2012 season - 38 Appearances 6 Goals

TOTAL - 73 Appearances 8 Goals

General Comments:

The day Charles N'Zogbia left Wigan was the day Victor Moses was needed to 'step up' for Wigan and that is exactly what he did, this season Moses has been in fantastic form for Wigan which has earned him many admirers including Chelsea who recently had a bid rejected and are expected to go back in with an improved offer.

At a young age of 21 Moses has a lot of maturing to do but he has already years of experience behind him and it showed at times this season, when his teamates needed him, he stepped up and put in some crucial displays to keep Wigan in the Premiership.

Although he did have a great personal season notching up 6 goals (his highest tally), the fact that 6 goals is his best return worries me. Fair enough, service may not be always there but 2 goals in 2 seasons before this just isn't good enough and that is one part of his game he needs to improve, as it is pretty poor to be fair.

The Business End of the Profile

Moses is the perfect foil for a side playing a 4-3-3 formation because of his versatility to play across the front 3 which is why Chelsea are obviously interested. Moses seems to be improving each year and in my opinion Chelsea would not be the right move for him. He needs to play all the time as seen with Wigan this season compared to last season when he was behind N'Zogbia in the pecking order. At Chelsea he may be 3rd fiddle, who knows what could happen. In my opinion Moses should stay put for now at Wigan and continue his development or if he gets the chance and really wants a move, he should look at his options of playing not what he will be earning. Liverpool might be a good move for him simply because Liverpool lack what Moses has; pace.

To sum up Victor Moses and his suppose moves away from Wigan - I think he should sit down with Martinez without his agent and have a 'proper' one to one chat. Martinez can offer him continued development and a place every week in his team, Chelsea and other top clubs will just see him as a squad player.

We will soon see what Moses wants from his career. Money or playing the game he loves. Time will tell.

Thanks for reading,


{Ed022's note - I just want to say that this profile was solely done by Ed023, and this is his first profile under the new format, and I apologise that a 'Summary' wasn't done, but it isn't a massive deal to be fair.

Anyway, I just thought I'd but in with the facts and figures which I'm sure 023 is fine with. I believe that Moses does indeed have several options this summer, and I believe his contract is running down rapidly, so Wigan may well cash in. As I said earlier, I believe that there are a fair few clubs interested in him so it looks fairly likely he will depart Wigan, but he may possibly stay. I myself aren't sure how strong the Liverpool interest is, but I know Chelsea put in a bid of around 4 million pounds, which was quickly rejected. If Chelsea buy Moses, he'll be, as 023 said, a squad player and nothing more. I personally think Moses is a terrible player who should stay at Wigan, as he had a few good games last season and that's it - I feel he is slow, arrogant and I feel he is inable to pick passes that are very easy to make, and is pretty useless at finishing. Calling him an average player would probably cover him perfectly to be honest in my opinion. Yes, he had a slight impact for a struggling Wigan side, but only in a handful of games, and that just isn't good enough. In my opinion, Moses would not cut it in the top half of the Premier League, as he barely cuts it for a side consistently in a relegation battle.

I don't mean to undermine 023, as we are all entitled to our own opinions etc, but I thought I'd over a conflicting view. As always, if you have any questions then just drop a comment underneath. Thanks all.}