Ever since Turkish media literally invented an entire interview with Mikel John Obi back in 2013, we’ve been hesitant to believe anything they print. That may be unfair on their work overall, though the fake story in question was from Sabah, then the fifth, now the largest newspaper in the country. If they aren’t above inventing something out of thin air, Mikel claiming to have accepted an offer from Galatasaray, to be specific, then what trust can be hope to have in smaller outlets?
With that in mind, I wasn’t going to pay any attention to this story from Fanatik, which claims that Victor Moses has told his “inner circle” that he’s leaving Fenerbahce just 6 months into his 18-month loan from Chelsea, and just days after “saying it clear” that he signed for 18 months and he’s enjoying his time, presumably to join up with Antonio Conte, who’s set to take over at Inter Milan. At least that’s the picture you get if you join up all the dots.
Fanatik even claim to have a quote from Moses by way of this supposed source in his “inner circle”
“I had a very nice experience. But I won’t be here in the new season. I’m leaving Fenerbahce. I want to live a new adventure in my career.”
To be clear, this isn’t something Moses said in public, in a press conference, or even to a journalist. It’s a friend of a friend, supposedly repeating verbatim this bombshell.
It may be true. It may not be. Both possibilities make some sense. Either way, the context should be pointed out.
It definitely shouldn’t just be put up on Twitter to make it appear as if it’s something 100 per cent legitimate. The levels of trust are collapsing!
Victor #Moses says he won't see out rest of loan at Fenerbahce. Understandable as soon-to-be Inter Milan coach #Conte wants him. Moses said: "I had a very nice experience. But I won't be here in the new season. I'm leaving Fenerbahce. I want to have a new adventure in my career."— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) May 24, 2019