Deemed surplus to requirement By manager Maurizio Sarri ,Chelsea’s Victor Moses has travelled to Turkey to finalise a loan move to Fenerbahce, sources have told ESPN FC. Moses, 28, flew to Istanbul on Wednesday and is expected to join Fenerbahce until the end of the season after falling out of Maurizio Sarri’s first-team plans.
Chelsea had been hoping to sell Moses this month but no suitable offers emerged, meaning he has been allowed to move on loan. Moses joined Chelsea from Wigan for around £9 million in 2012, with his fortunes shifting dramatically under different managers. Jose Mourinho allowed Moses to spend time on loan at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham, but Antonio Conte transformed him from a winger to a wing-back and he became a key part of Chelsea’s run to the 2016-17 Premier League title.
Conte’s departure and Sarri’s arrival last summer signalled a return to a back four at Chelsea, with Moses again regarded as a winger and behind Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro in the pecking order. The Nigeria international has played only 26 minutes in the Premier League this season, and in November Sarri said he did not know whether he had a future at Stamford Bridge.
Fenerbahce are struggling in the Turkish Super league sitting 15th on the table and above the relegation zone on goal difference. However, with the arrival of Moses this month the club will hope they can improve on thier league position and challenge for a spot in the top 4. Chelsea have been looking to sell Moses but the 28-year-old is only joining Fenerbahce on loan for the remainder of the season.
The Nigeria international has fallen down the pecking order since Maurizio Sarri arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer and has barely featured for Chelsea this season. Earlier last december, it was reported that moses will be joining Crystal Palace are rumours of a 12 million pounds was said to have be submitted, but since January Crystal palace have deteriorated in their interest to sign the Chelsea winger.
Last year Victor Moses announced his retirement from international football after making 37 appearances for Nigeria. The 27-year-old featured in all Super Eagles’ games at the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia and got a goal against Argentina at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg. Moses, who made his debut for the national team in 2012, won one Africa Cup of Nations as Stephen Keshi’s men beat Burkina Faso in the final in 2013, after missing out of the 2012 edition