Victor Moses has marked a turnaround at Chelsea by penning a new deal to stay at the club until 2021.
The Nigerian international looked set to leave the west London club at the end of last season. However, he has become a key part of Antonio Conte’s Premier League leaders this season.
Moses joined Chelsea from Wigan in 2012, for an initial fee of around £7 million, but failed to nail down a first-team place. Loan spells at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United followed, before he impressed Conte in pre-season training.
The Italian integrated Moses into a new system at Chelsea, playing him at right wing-back, and the move paid off. He has played in all but one of Chelsea’s league games this campaign and has been pivotal in their push for the title.
After signing the new deal, Moses said he is very excited and delighted to be extending his stay. He told the club website:
“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.”
He also posted his delight to his Twitter account.
— Victor Moses (@VictorMoses) 1 March 2017
The official Chelsea Twitter page then tweeted their congratulations to Moses.
What a season he’s having!
Congratulations Victor! ? pic.twitter.com/Ix4uHtrOth
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 1 March 2017
Peter Reynolds, Pundit Arena