Victor Moses

Victor Moses signed from Wigan Athletic on 24 August 2012.  

The then 21-year-old winger's last appearance in Wigan colours had come in Chelsea's 2-0 win at the DW Stadium the previous weekend, when he caught the eye with his strong running out wide.

The Nigerian international is a product of the Crystal Palace youth academy and made his first team debut for the south London club in late 2007.

After establishing himself with the Championship side, Moses transferred to Wigan at the end of January 2010, shortly after Palace's financial problems had forced them into adminstration, and he quickly settled into life in the Premier League.

In total he played 74 league games for the Latics, following 58 for Crystal Palace.

At international level, Moses appeared for England from schoolboy up to Under-21s, but opted to represent Nigeria at senior level, and made his debut in February 2012 against Rwanda.

Moses was an unused substitute during our 4-1 UEFA Super Cup defeat in Augsut 2012 at the hands of Atletico Madrid in Monaco, before coming on as a second-half substitute in successive league games against Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City.

He made his first start for the club in a 6-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Capital One Cup, and capped a solid display with his first goal for the Blues, heading home to complete the scoring on the night.

A week later he was handed his European debut, starting in a 4-0 win against FC Nordsjaelland before being replaced by Eden Hazard midway through the second half.

Having impressed in a 5-4 Capital One Cup win against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on the last day in October 2012, Moses was handed his first league start three days later for a visit to Swansea. He appeared to have secured all three points for the Blues by giving us the lead midway through the second half with a close-range header, before the home side equalised in the closing stages.

Four days later Moses was the hero when he headed home a stoppage-time winner to secure a 3-2 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk. He also scored in both legs of our Europa League quarter-final win over Rubin Kazan later that season.

Having also scored an important goal in an FA Cup third-round win away at Southampton, he then travelled to South Africa to represent Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and was outstanding as his nation won the tournament for the first time since 1994. Qualification for the knockout stage was in doubt before Moses won and scored two late penalties in the third group game. He was also involved in the final's only goal against Burkina Faso.

Having not played in the first four matches of the 2013/14 season, and with Willian and Samuel Eto'o joining and Jose Mourinho wanting to manage the size of his squad, on transfer deadline day Moses moved to Liverpool on a season-long loan, during which he made nine starts, 13 sub appearances and scored two goals.   

At the end of the 2013/14 season he was named in the Nigerian squad ahead of the World Cup and featured in all of their matches as they reached the second round.

On 16 August 2014 it was announced that Moses had joined Stoke City on loan until the end of the season. It was a largely successful time at the Potteries club who finished ninth in the Premier League, albeit one puctuated by injury. He made 23 appearances and scored four goals.