West Brom manager Steve Clarke has confirmed his interest in signing Chelsea winger Victor Moses on loan for the season.
The former Chelsea player and coach knows that bringing Romelu Lukaku back to the Hawthorns for another year so has switched his attentions to Moses, who has dropped down the pecking order following the arrivals of Andre Schurrle and Willian from Bayer Leverkusen and Anzhi Makhachkala respectively.
Clarke isn’t the only one looking to swoop for Moses as Liverpool, Everton and Southampton are also interested so there’s a lot of competition for his signature.
The Baggies boss told ESPN:
“Moses is available to come out and he’s a player we would be interested in. But I can’t say I’m confident in landing him or any player at the moment.”
The decision will be down to Moses and from Clarke’s words it seems as though his Chelsea connections may not be enough for him to sway the player. Clarke worked well with Lukaku last season as the Belgian fired home 17 Premier League goals, including a hat-trick against champions Manchester United on the last day, and this may be something Moses bears in mind and there’s no doubt he will speak to Romelu about his experience there. Playing time will be a factor but you’d predict Moses to get a fair amount of it at any of the aforementioned suitors.
If I was to put money on it I’d predict Moses will be going up to Merseyside to play for Roberto Martinez, who managed him at Wigan, or Liverpool, who are arguably in better shape than they have been for years and Brendan Rodgers will believe they can challenge the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham for fourth spot.
The 22-year-old made 43 appearances for Chelsea during his debut season, scoring 10 goals and contributing four assists.
Where do you think Moses will end up on loan before the close of the summer transfer window?