Nigerian winger Victor Moses has joined Turkish side Fenerbahçe from Chelsea on loan till the end of the 2019/20, both clubs confirmed on Friday.
Moses, 28, who was converted to a wing back by Italian manager Antonio Conte during Chelsea’s successful Premier League campaign in 2016/17 has fallen down the pecking order and out of the first team under the reign of the Blues’ new Italian manager Maurizio Sarri.
The winger who announced his retirement from international football after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia last summer will wear the yellow and black jersey of Fenerbahçe for the next eighteen months after Chelsea agreed to let him go.
Fenerbahçe are having an incredibly poor season in the Turkish Super Lig where they are currently hovering above the relegation zone on goals difference. The addition of Moses is expected to further bolster the team’s attack both in the League and the Europa League this season.
Moses joins a list of Nigerian players that have played for the Istanbul-based side in recent years including Nigerian great Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, defenders Uche Okechukwu and Joseph Yobo as well as forward Emmanuel Emenike.
The struggling side will hope to have Moses in action when they play their next league game on Monday night against high flying Yeni Malatyaspor. Moses will join other African attackers in the team including Andre Ayew from Ghana, Islam Slimani from Algeria and Nabil Dirar from Morocco.