Prodigious Nigerian-born Chelsea striker, Victor Moses, has put pen to paper to extend his contract at the English Premiership side, which is already looking good to win this year’s league.
The impressive 26-year-old wing-back is reaping the benefits of an impressive outing in the team of Antonio Conte, after suffering a massive snub from former Chelsea Manager, Jose Mourinho, who, at best, kept him on the bench.
Moses swapped places with Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi, who though did not feature regularly under Mourinho, at least got some playing time, a fate, which the Nigerian talented midfielder suffered under Conte, which forced him to eventually look towards China, where he is now plying his trade.
Commenting on the two-year extension, deal, said to worth £100,000, by which he now becomes the highest paid Nigerian footballer in Europe, and which will see him tied to the club till 2021, Moses said in the Chelsea Club website: “I feel very excited.”
He added: “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,” added Moses, who engendered five bids from Chelsea to his previous club Wigan before finally being sold.
Michael Emenalo, Chelsea technical director, said Moses had earned his new deal after flourishing under manager Antonio Conte, who has guided the club in his first season to a 10 point lead over Tottenham in the table.
“We are extremely pleased Victor has chosen to extend his contract with us,” he told the club website.
“He is enjoying an excellent season and, under Antonio’s leadership, has proved to be an important member of the squad.
“This new contract is testament to Victor’s hard work and dedication to succeed at Chelsea and we believe he will be a big part of our future success.”