Nigeria winger and Chelsea wing back, Victor Moses has inked a fresh contract to keep him at Chelsea until the summer of 2021; making him the highest paid Nigerian in Europe.
Moses, 26, joined Chelsea Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2012; and had spent loan spells with the likes of Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United in recent seasons.
However, the arrival of Antonio Conte gave him the opportunity to showcase his talent as wing-back; a position which is unfamiliar to his style of play.
So far this season, Moses has contributed three goals and two assists; helping the Blues maintain a ten-point lead at the top; which convinced the hierarchy to reward him with an improved contract.
Speaking on the new contract Moses said; “I feel very excited. I’m delighted to be here for another few years now and to sign a new deal. Now it’s time to concentrate on the team and keep working hard to make sure we win games and try to win the Premier League this season.”
“We’re having a great season, I’m enjoying my football and we have a good manager here that has given every single one of us confidence. I just want to keep on enjoying it and working hard for the team.”
Similarly, his fellow countryman and Chelsea’s Technical Director, Michael Emenalo told the club’s official website that; “We are extremely pleased Victor has chosen to extend his contract with us. He is enjoying an excellent season and, under Antonio’s leadership, has proved to be an important member of the squad.
“This new contract is testament to Victor’s hard work and dedication to succeed at Chelsea, and we believe he will be a big part of our future success.”
Moses, whose previous contract ran out in 2019, had been previously a target for Spanish giants Barcelona; who seek to add a pacey right-sided defender to their ranks.
According to report, the new contract sees Moses go from £45,000 a week, to £75,000 a week.