Chelsea new boy already eyeing Spain switch.
New Chelsea signing Victor Moses may have only just made the huge step up from relegation battlers Wigan to the European champions, but he is already dreaming about a move to Barcelona.
Moses began his career at Crystal Palace and after impressing in the Championship, earned a move to the Premier League with Wigan in January 2010.
After a slow start to his career at the DW Stadium, the Nigeria forward started to fulfill his exciting potential last season, and a string of impressive displays, particularly during Wigan’s relegation escape towards the end of the campaign, proved enough to earn a move to a major European club.
Most people would assume a move to Chelsea would be the pinnacle of a player’s career, but Moses, who is yet to start a match for his new club, is already targeting a future move to Spanish giants Barca.
“I have to thank God for where I am,” Moses told the Guardian.
“It’s like a dream come true and if I keep working hard, who knows, I’ll probably end up at FC Barcelona some day.”
Bizarrely, Chelsea new-boy Victor Moses has claimed that he hopes to end up at La Liga giants Barcelona, despite having made just one appearance, as a sub, for the Blues so far.
It won’t make particularly pleasant reading for Chelsea fans, who might understandably hope that playing for their club was the pinnacle of a footballer’s career.
It will be especially annoying to hear Chelsea referred to as a stepping stone to the Nou Camp, given the clubs’ fierce European rivalry in recent seasons (and after all didn’t Chelsea beat Barca in the Champions League semi-final last term?).
Although the remark is most likely tongue in cheek and taken out of context, it’s probably wise if Moses keeps his mouth shut in future and concentrates on playing football. It’s refreshing to hear some original, honest comments from footballers from time to time but this is the second time Moses has risked upsetting supporters of his new club (the first being when he said he was happy to join the ‘highest bidder’ from Wigan).
The 21-year-old Nigerian faces a real battle to get into the first team at Stamford Bridge, faced with competition from a host of world class stars like Oscar, Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Marko Marin. It’s time to let his football do the talking.
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