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Official: Spartak Moscow sign Victor Moses from Chelsea

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Moses staying in Moscow

Russian Football Premier League: Spartak Moscow 1 - 0 CSKA Moscow Photo by Sergei Savostyanov\TASS via Getty Images

After spending last season on loan at Spartak Moscow, and helping them qualify for the Champions League, Victor Moses has now signed permanently with the famed Russian side.

This transfer has been officially confirmed by both teams today, the day after the official start of the 2021-22 season, though the conditions for it were met at the end of last season. As Spartak themselves confirmed in May, their qualification for the Champions League triggered an automatic clause in the loan contract, reportedly worth €5m.

Moses has signed a two-year deal, reportedly with an option for a third.

The 30-year-old Moses had been with Chelsea since 2012, though he spent only three of those nine years actually playing for Chelsea (and winning a trophy in each of those seasons: Europa League, Premier Leauge, FA Cup). He was a key player for both Rafa Benítez and Antonio Conte, but not so for the other managers.

It’s certainly been an interesting path for the former Wigan standout winger, but often a memorable one. And after all those loans, he’s finally found himself a “permanent” home, which is certainly nice to see. He seems happy enough!

Spartak finished second in the Russian Premier League last season and have also appointed a new manager, with former Benfica manager Rui Vitória taking charger.

Good luck, Victor! Perhaps we’ll see you in the Champions League!