Nizaar Kinsella of Goal reports that Fenerbahce are unlikely to take up the option to sign Victor Moses after his loan period ends in June, citing the Chelsea winger’s ‘too expensive’ wages of about £75,000 per week, as well as the negotiated transfer fee that would be required. With Moses also “unlikely to be welcomed back into the first-team fold at Stamford Bridge”, and with a contract that’s expiring after next season, the 28-year-old is once again facing an uncertain future. Then again, that’s nothing new for his Chelsea career.
A Loan Army regular since 2013, Moses had managed to briefly emerge from that quagmire and nail down a position in the Chelsea first-team, playing a key part as the right wing-back in Antonio Conte’s Premier League- and the FA Cup-winning sides over two seasons. But Conte’s departure last summer pushed Moses back down the pecking order, with Sarri scrapping the wing-back position entirely and deeming him surplus to requirements.
Moses returned to the Loan Army last January, and chose an 18-month assignment at Fenerbahce, who were shockingly mired in a relegation battle. With 4 goals in 14 appearances, Moses played a big part in their Süper Lig survival, and brief rumors of a Conte reunion at Inter Milan aside, looked set to continue helping one of Turkey’s biggest teams return back up towards the top of the league table this season. But that’s where his Fener story might end.
While Fenerbahce are off to an unbeaten start, with two wins from the first three games, Moses has had an unfortunate start after he limped off with a muscular injury in the season opener and is set to spend 5 weeks on the sidelines.
With Chelsea concentrating on rebuilding from within and eventually spending the warchest of stacked cash on shiny new toys, Moses’s future at Chelsea, too, looks bleak, and the club will likely be looking to cash in for a decent sum next summer, bringing Moses’s Blues journey to an end after eight years.