Having stayed out of Chelsea on loan for three of his initial four years at the club, Victor Moses’ loyalty to our badge was rewarded in the 2016-17 season when he was assigned as Antonio Conte’s right wing-back. But after two prolific seasons with our former coach, his first half-season with new boss Maurizio Sarri has not gone well.
With only 165 minutes of playing time in 5 appearances since the beginning of the season, Moses was one of the players expected to depart Stamford Bridge this winter. And today, assistant manager Gianfranco Zola confirmed that he was given permission to initiate talks with Fenerbahce over a potential loan move to Turkey.
Zola confirms the club have given Victor Moses permission to talk to Fenerbahce. He says it is a pity because he is a wonderful professional.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 25, 2019
It was not too long ago when Moses was linked to Barcelona thanks to marvellous performances at Chelsea. But he chose instead to commit to the Blues, extending his contract until June 2021 almost two years.
It is unfortunate that he could not stay on the same track, as he is now set to go through his fourth stint in our loan army. Still, we are all thankful for the amazing job he did in those two years where he dominated the right flank of our defence, and making us proud of hosting such a model professional and inspiring person.