English Premiership

Chelsea seal swoop for Moses

2012-08-25 09:43
Victor Moses (File)

London - Chelsea finally completed their swoop for Wigan forward Victor Moses on Friday after the Nigeria international passed a medical and agreed personal terms with the European champions.

The Blues had seen four bids for Moses rejected by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan during the course of a fractious transfer saga that had lasted since the end of last season.

Whelan had infuriated Chelsea by speaking publicly about the negotiations in a bid to drive up the price.

But Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo got his man at the fifth attempt after Wigan confirmed on Thursday that they had accepted an improved offer, believed to be around £9 million, for the 21-year-old.

"Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Victor Moses from Wigan Athletic," a statement on the club's website confirmed.

Chelsea didn't announce the length of the contract for Moses, who joined Wigan from Crystal Palace in 2010 and rose to prominence after a series of impressive displays for the Latics last season.

Moses, who scored eight times in 74 league appearances for Wigan, caught the eye again in the Latics' 2-0 defeat against Chelsea in the Premier League last weekend.

While he clearly has vast potential, Moses will have to raise his game to an even higher level at Stamford Bridge, where he will compete with the likes of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Daniel Sturridge and Marko Marin for a place in Di Matteo's starting line-up.

At international level, Moses played for England from schoolboy up to the Under-21 team, but has opted to represent Nigeria at senior level and made his debut in February against Rwanda.

Moses was Di Matteo's second signing in just a few hours, following his capture of Marseille's Spanish right-back Cesar Azpilicueta for £7 million.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
10 December 2016
Watford v Everton, Vicarage Road Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Stoke City, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Hull City v Crystal Palace, Kingston Communications Stadium 17:00
Swansea City v Sunderland, Liberty Stadium 17:00
Burnley v AFC Bournemouth, Turf Moor 17:00
Leicester City v Manchester City, King Power Stadium 19:30
11 December 2016
Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion, Stamford Bridge 14:00
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, Old Trafford 16:15
Southampton v Middlesbrough, St. Mary's Stadium 16:15
Liverpool v West Ham United, Anfield 18:30
13 December 2016
Everton v Arsenal, Goodison Park 21:45
AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City, Vitality Stadium 21:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.