REPORT: Palace Ready £12 Million Move For Chelsea’s Forgotten Man

2 Posted by - December 10, 2018 - News

Originally reported by The Sun (yes, I know) and then picked up by The Mirror and a selection of other publications, it’s believed that Chelsea will allow Victor Moses to leave Stamford Bridge for £12 million in January, with Crystal Palace known to be interested. 

Having come through the Eagles’ academy set-up, the Nigerian remains a firm fans’ favourite in SE25 and would be given a heroes welcome, were he to return to Selhurst Park in the New Year, having struggled to impress Maurizio Sarri since the Italian took over the reins on the Fulham Road. 

Whilst he was used as an out-and-out winger during his time in red and blue, Victor has found himself forced to adapt into the role of a right wing-back at Chelsea, with his attacking output taking a backseat to defensive pragmatism. From my perspective, it always felt as though they were wasting his talents by harnessing him so obviously but at certain points, it clearly suited the Blues to have him occupying such a role in their tactical set-up. 

With Sarri known to be extremely demanding of his players from a positional perspective, I can’t pretend to be shocked at hearing of his apathy towards Moses, given the fact that the position he’s now been labelled with is not his place of preference but if that allows us to swoop in during the January window, I certainly won’t be complaining. 

Of course, should we fail to bring in a proven finisher to go alongside Victor, we may struggle to see him rediscover the magic he showed when first on our books but should we secure him and a proper striker too, it may just make the difference between relegation and survival. 

Whatever way you slice it, the loss of Bakary Sako over the summer has left Roy Hodgson’s lacking in depth out wide, with the Chelsea man’s potential arrival solving that problem immediately. They do always say not to re-sign players who’ve already been on your books but at 27, there’s still more than enough time for the 2018 World Cup star to flourish back on his old stomping ground. 

It may just be a case of one paper putting two and two together to make five but on the face of things, it’s a story which makes a great deal of sense, as long as we have the funds necessary to meet Chelsea’s demands. 

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7 Comments

  • Ben December 10, 2018 - 8:11 am Reply

    If we were to get a striker and VM, who would he replace in the midfield? Both our “wingers” (Wilf and Townsend) are playing well. So where would Victor fit in?

  • tzcar December 10, 2018 - 8:23 am Reply

    at 12 million too expensive.i bet there is a limited pot.if so it has to be a striker if not 2.get rid of sorloth,puncheon,ayew,create some space for decent player,s.but as usual so many stories.u have to wonder wether parish will get the transfer window right this time.

  • Mark December 10, 2018 - 8:26 am Reply

    If we’ve found 12 million down the back of the proverbial sofa, then let’s spend it on a f#*@ing striker, not a winger!!

    • Robert Lycett December 10, 2018 - 4:06 pm Reply

      I agree!

  • Spiceboy December 10, 2018 - 8:49 am Reply

    Don’t worry paper talk we will defo be buying a striker. I wouldn’t mind Moses though if Townsend or zaha get injured we r screwed on the wings so with him in our ranks that we be great. I’d happily bin schlupp and have Moses. I think it’s time Roy left we need a young dynamic manager.

  • Malcolm McKay December 10, 2018 - 9:34 am Reply

    Victor Moses had his best football at Chelsea playing Wing-back why would we want to sign him. We could trade Aaron Wan-Bissaka for Victor Moses plus £20m and then try to buy a goal scorer. But I think as our pot is empty we will rely on our expensive strikers coming back from injury and hoping they find their form.

  • Steve. December 11, 2018 - 8:59 am Reply

    NO …simples

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