Victor Moses turns down new Wigan deal as Liverpool and Tottenham lead the chase for the attacker
Despite a dramatic up turn in form in recent weeks, Wigan Athletic may have to resign to losing star attacker Victor Moses this summer, as the 21-year-old turns down a new contract offer at the North-West club.
This comes as an alert to bigger Premier League clubs that will be keen to lure Moses away from the DW Stadium. It is reported that Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur lead the chase for the exciting youngster, yet other Premier League clubs such as Newcastle United, Sunderland and relegation-threatened QPR have also been alerted.
Since being signed from Crystal Palace for £2.5 million, Moses took quite some time to settle in, but once he has, he has proved his ability to light up the Premier League and terrorise opposition defences.
Moses’ agent Tony Finnigan told The Sun newspaper: “I think what Wigan have done is tremendous and shows it was the right place for him to go after Palace. But now I think Victory is ready for the next step.
“He still has lots of improving to do in terms of scoring goals more regularly. But I think that would come if he was surrounded by better players. That’s what he wants and is why he won’t be extending his contract. I can’t see Victor changing his mind.”
This will come as welcome news to Liverpool and Tottenham who will look to secure Moses on a cheap deal, but Wigan chairman Dave Whelan will be demanding a fee of around £10 million. With £10 million a steep price tag for many, some clubs may turn to out-of-contract Blackburn man Junior Hoillet who is a similar player and a much cheaper alternative.
Is Moses the man to build upon Spurs’ impressive season or rejuvenate a struggling Liverpool side? Or would he be better suited to moving to an ambitious club that would suit his style of play that has proved successful during his spell at Wigan?