Could Victor Moses be on his way to Everton?
Chelsea winger Victor Moses has emerged a potential transfer target for Everton this summer.
The 22-year old Nigerian international signed for the Blues from Wigan Athletic in 2012, and made 13 Premier League starts this season. However, Chelsea’s summer signing of highly-rated German forward Andre Schurrle could see Moses ousted out of the side next season.
Schurrle is highly-rated in Germany, and is regarded as one of the hottest prospects with a promising future in store. He can play on either flank and as a striker which would mean more competition for Moses to compete with.
Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, and Ramires can all play in Moses’ position out wide, and Schurrle’s introduction may lead to the Nigerian’s omission completely.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez (pictured), formerly of Wigan Athletic, is said to be keen on renewing acquaintances with Moses for the coming season. The pair were previously together at Wigan when Martinez was manager.
His asking price is around £7M – although Chelsea may be favourable for a loan deal if their valuation of Moses isn’t met. Everton will need to sell in order to buy, so an official approach for the 22-year old is yet to be made from the Merseyside outfit.
During his debut season at Chelsea, the Nigerian greatly impressed. While offering a more direct dimension to the side when playing, he can frequently out-pace his opposite number in games.
Moses has represented Nigeria on 14 occasions, scoring 4 goals.
Earlier this season, reports emerged the youngster was disillusioned regarding his future with the Europa League holders, and was looking to establish himself in the first team, potentially with another side. While his contract with Chelsea runs until 2017, many feel his time with the London side has a shorter expiration date.
Any concrete bid being made for the former England U21 international will be considered this summer, as Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants a clearout of players failing to make the first-team.