Wigan athletic player Victor Moses is extremely close to securing a move to Chelsea in what could be one of the most surprising transfer moves of the summer. It is a well-known fact that the 21-year-old former Crystal Palace winger is out of contract at the end of the season, with many clubs like West Brom and Aston Villa showing interest in securing his signature. However, European Champions Chelsea have come out of the blue in the race for his signature. Due to their pedigree and the size of the club, they have moved ahead of the queue straightaway.
Even though Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has said that he is under no pressure to sell the player, despite the fact that he has only one season of his contract, the agent of the player has said that his client would move to Chelsea with his eyes closed. Chelsea recently submitted a formal offer of just £ 4 million for the player, who had previously joined Wigan for around £ 2.5 million. However, it is thought that we are not expecting in the region of £ 10 million for the player. If Chelsea secured his signature on a free transfer, then they will still be liable to pay a transfer fee due to the age of the player.
“All I will say is: How did Vic end up at Wigan, when he could have gone to Manchester City? Who took him to Wigan?” said the agent of the player in response to the criticism of Wigan manager Dave Whelan for choosing money or football at this young age. “The player has to realise that it’s his future we’re talking about not his agent’s. Agents want cash out of players, that’s all, whereas we want the lad to realise his potential and reach the highest level he can,” said Whelan.
Chelsea are also rumoured to be chasing Gareth Bale.