The back end of last season saw Victor Moses finally threaten to stop frustrating and start firing, so much so that Chelsea were tempted into taking a chance on the 21 year-old and made a cheeky £4 million bid last month according to The Mail. Tottenham are also reported to be interested but one huge stumbling block is Dave Whelan demanding a transfer fee three times Chelsea’s original offer.
Whelan’s valuation of £12 million for a player yet to prove his ability to offer consistency is somewhat comical, however his eagerness to pump up Moses’ price tag is likely to emanate from Crystal Place being owed 20 percent of any transfer fee.
The Mail suggest that Whelan is attempting to justify his valuation by comparing Moses to his former employee Charles N’Zogbia, who was sold to Aston Villa for £9.5 million. Moses does have youth and potential on his side in comprasion to N’Zogbia but he is yet to produce a string of performaces to rival those of N’Zogbia during the end of his time at the DW stadium. Most famously of all the Frenchman managed to inspire the Lactics to come from behind to beat Arsenal and help ensure survival.
In contrast Moses managed only 6 goals in the entirety of last season, and if Whelan wanted to ensure Wigan received the largest return possible for nurturing the Nigerian’s talent he should perhaps of done a better job when it came to negotiating the deal with Crystal Place that brought Moses to the North West.