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Official: Victor Moses joins Spartak Moscow on loan from Chelsea

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Long-time Chelsea player and Loan Warrior Victor Moses — signed in 2012! — is heading out on his new assignment, with a season-long loan to Spartak Moscow confirmed today. The Russian Premier League side do have an option to buy, which was previously reported to be around €10m.

There is no word on whether Moses, as would be tradition, extended his Chelsea contract before heading out. His current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, so one would have to assume that the did — otherwise Spartak’s confirmed buy-option is the most useless buy-option in buy-option history, which is saying something!

In any case, Moses thus continues his European tour, after recent stays in Turkey with Fenerbahce and Italy with old friend Antonio Conte at Inter Milan. He’s also had loan stints at West Ham, Stoke City, and even Liverpool while also managing to complete three whole (and trophy-winning) seasons at Chelsea in 2012-13 (Europa League), 2016-17 (Premier League), and 2017-18 (FA Cup).

Best of luck in Moscow, Victor!