By Godwin Aikigbe
Chelsea winger, Victor Moses is delighted to join Fernebahce and eager to strut his stuff for the Turkish SuperLig giants.
The former Nigeria international stated this on Instagram shortly after completing his loan move from Chelsea for the rest of the season, wishing the Blues “the very best for the future.
“Delighted to have joined @fenerbahce 💯 A huge club with incredible fans and an amazing history 💪🏿 Can’t wait to get going! 🇹🇷 I’d also like to thank everyone at @chelseafc and I wish the team and the fans the very best for the future!,” stated the former Wigan player.
Moses, who joined the Blues from Wigan Athletic in 2012, was a key member of the Chelsea team which lifted the Premier League in 2017 and FA Cup in 2018, operating primarily as a right wing-back in a 3-4-3 formation.
This season, and a change of shape under Maurizio Sarri, has seen opportunities more limited for the former Nigeria international. He made six appearances for the Blues in all competitions, but has not featured since late October. In total, he has made 128 Chelsea appearances, scoring 18 goals.
The 28-year-old now heads to Turkey for the fourth loan spell of his Chelsea career, and will be hoping to boost 15th-placed Fenerbahce’s league position.
Moses joined the Blues from Wigan in the summer of 2012, and in the busiest year in the club’s history featured 44 times in six different competitions, following up mid-season Africa Cup of Nations success by lifting the Europa League at the end of his first Chelsea campaign.
He spent the next three years on loan elsewhere in the Premier League with Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham, before returning to Chelsea and earning a place in Antonio Conte’s squad after shining in pre-season.
Having come through as a winger, he was utilised as an energetic, creative and committed wing-back under Conte, helping us set records as we marched to the 2016/17 Premier League title. The only blot on an otherwise fantastic season for Moses, the best of his career, was a red card against Arsenal in an FA Cup final loss which denied us the Double.
He continued to feature regularly last season, playing 38 games in all competitions and scoring four times, including at Wembley in the Community Shield. Although we did not reach the same levels as the campaign before and missed out on a Champions League spot, the season ended on a high as we lifted the FA Cup after victory over Manchester United.