Victor Moses has joined Turkish Super Lig powerhouse Fenerbahce on loan for one-and-a-half year.
Moses is now set to finally play some competitive football regularly, nearly four months after last featuring for Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea.
The former Nigerian international whose current deal with Chelsea runs until 2021, was a key part of ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 system, but has found opportunities limited since Maurizio Sarri’s arrival.
With Sarri having a preference for 4-3-3, Moses has appeared only five times since the Italian took over at Stamford Bridge, deployed as a wide forward rather than at wing-back.
Fenerbahce have a great reputation but are having one of their worst seasons of all time, flirting with relegation halfway through the season despite finishing second last year.
This is Victor Moses’s fourth loan since joining Chelsea in 2012. He’s put together three full seasons at Chelsea since, plus three full seasons out on loan at Liverpool, Stoke City, and West Ham.
Chelsea’s assistant manager Gianfranco Zola described Moses’ lack of opportunities at Stamford Bridge as a “pity”.
“It’s a pity because he’s a wonderful professional and it’s a pity he couldn’t find the opportunities to show his value,” he said on Friday.