After two years of being a key player at Chelsea, reinvented as a marauding wing-back by Antonio Conte, Victor Moses went back to being an afterthought last summer with the arrival of Maurizio Sarri. Unsurprisingly, after just eight appearances (three starts), the 28-year-old left on loan to Fenerbahçe in January.
So far, the 18-month deal is working out quite well for all concerned. Moses has played in all but two games (due to injury), mostly as a right winger, scoring three times and grabbing an assist as Fener recovered from their atrocious start to the season to finish midtable in the Süper Lig. While he remains retired from the Nigerian national team, he seems to be in a much better situation now than earlier this season.
Seems to be.
“You will never know what will happen in the future. But to say it clear, I signed a contract here for 18 months. I came here to play regularly, enjoy my time. I am enjoying it now and our coach has trust in me.”
-Victor Moses; source: Sporx via Sport Witness
If that sounds like Moses keeping his options open, it’s possibly because of a potentially relevant development over in Italy, where Antonio Conte looks set to become the new Inter Milan manager.
Antonio Conte will be new Inter manager, no doubt as we said... confirmed. Total agreement reached 3 weeks ago: here we go! ✍ #transfers #antonioconte #chelsea #donedeal @skysport https://t.co/XubWgLdEZ0— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 22, 2019
In classic new manager rumor mongering, Conte’s already being linked with former players, including Moses, who’s apparently “top priority”. Given their success together, and their individual situations, it’s certainly an easy connection to make, especially if Moses is available for just €12m, as it is claimed. He does have two years left on his Chelsea contract, but one would assume we wouldn’t put up too many roadblocks for him (and hopefully we’ve stopped being petty with Conte as well).
Chelsea winger on Conte's Inter wish list https://t.co/MQIIhrVE6b pic.twitter.com/atXbt6ifqZ— ForzaItalianFootball (@SerieAFFC) May 23, 2019