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Contract Rejected : But Is Moses Good Enough For Liverpool Or Spurs?

In-form Wigan forward Victor Moses has signalled his intension to leave the club in the summer,  grabbing the interest of a host of Premier League clubs including Tottenham and Liverpool, reports The Mail.

The article describes how the 21 year old Nigerian-born winger is set to leave the DW stadium this summer after declining to enter contract extension negotiations, whether or not Wigan stay in the Premiership.

Moses has impressed many this season since the departure of Charles N’Zogbia and has been in fantastic form in recent games, especially in the victories over Manchester United and Arsenal.

According to The Mail Tottenham and Liverpool have both been linked to Moses.  His agent Tony Finnigan believes he will have his pick of the Premier League’s top sides in the summer.  He spoke to supersport.com recently:

“This is how it works here (in England).  Victor Moses has just a year left on his contract with Wigan Athletic and we were about to start talks on the extension when he said he did not want to sign a new deal.”

“Victor Moses has played himself into a position where almost every club in the Premier League want to sign him.  All the Premier League clubs will be strengthening in the summer and we are not surprised that Moses has been linked with virtually every team in the top division.”

The loss of Moses will be a bitter pill for the Latics to swallow whether they stay up or not.  He has given them much needed flair up front and has scored six goals in 69 appearances for Wigan.

He was signed from Crystal Palace in 2010 for a fee of £2.5m and although no fee has been officially been quoted it is thought a bid in the region of £8m would be enough to aquire his services, according to Caughtoffside.com.

It is real shame for Wigan to lose such a talented player but for the likes of Liverpool or Tottenham this is a real golden opportunity.  To land such a technically gifted player with a proven Premiership pedigree for a price in the region of £8m would truely be a steal.  He is the kind of player than can provide a moment of magic which can turn a game.  This is the kind of player that any Premiership manager will find room for in his squad.

Of course there is still a risk for anyone looking to sign him that he may not fit into their particular team or style of play.  But this has to be a risk worth taking at just £8m.  It seems less of a risk than buying someone from abroad and hoping they are able to adapt to Premiership football.  Moses has proved himself in the Premiership and performed in an arguably less talented team.  One wonders how he will flurish with better players around him.  He has to be a must buy at that price!!


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