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Victor Moses has finally made the journey down from rainy Wigan to the posh surroundings of Stamford Bridge as Chelsea confirmed the signing of the Nigerian attacker. The Blues have been chasing Moses ever since the transfer window began but the Latics rejected up to three bids from the European Champions as Dave Whelan played hardball over the transfer fee. Â£9m is what the two parties have settled on for the 21 year old, who featured for Wigan against Chelsea in the opening weekend fixture. The move brings an end to the playerâ€™s two year stint at Wigan, whom he joined from Crystal Palace in 2010.
A statement released by Chelsea on their official website read: â€œChelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Victor Moses from Wigan Athletic.â€
Manager Roberto Di Matteo already has a squad brimming with attacking talents as Eden Hazard, Ramires, Juan Mata, Marko Marin, Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge are all at his disposal. The jump from relegation battles at the DW Stadium to European battles will be a big one for Moses, but he is still young and has the talent to further his career.
A versatile attacker, Moses can play on either wings or down the middle. He is likely to be deployed on the wings for Chelsea, most probably on the left as Di Matteo already has a number of candidates vying for the central role. The added advantage for Moses will be the fact that Chelsea re involved in a host of competitions this season, thus guaranteeing him first-team football.
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