New loan arrival at Spartak Moscow of Russia, Victor Moses is still savouring his debut over the past weekend and disclosed that he is eagerly looking forward to having an interesting season with the club he joined this past Friday in a temporary deal from Chelsea of England, megasportsarena.com reports.
While hinting that he would be delighted to see his season-long loan deal extended into a full contract at the end of the campaign, Moses labeled the Russian Premier League champions one of the greatest clubs in Europe and expressed a strong desire to excel with the club that have 22 titles to their name.
Shortly after his arrival in Moscow, Moses visited the home ground of Spartak Moscow at Otkrytie Arena, and was beaming with glee from ear to ear, as he was presented with a red and white jersey and allocated the number eight for the season.
This is in contrast with his favourite number, which is 11, and he had previously won at Crystal Palace and Wigan Athletic of England as well as Fenerbahçe of Turkey, Inter Milan of Italy and the Super Eagles, but that figure has already been taken by Sweden forward, Jordan Larsson.
He is now aiming big at Spartak, who once had former Eagles’ striker, Emmanuel Emenike on their cards and they are currently record winners of the Russian Premier League title and lifted the Russian Cup 13 times, such that Moses feels honoured making a move to The Muscovites on loan for the remainder of this season.
This is Moses’ sixth loan move since his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Wigan Athletic of England in August 2012, having previously starred for Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United of England as well as Fenerbahçe of Turkey and Inter Milan of Italy.
He is now talking about hitting the ground running, after his new club disclosed that they have an option of buying him in a full contract at the end of the season, should they be impressed by what they see from the crafty player, who has played 128 matches for Chelsea, scored 18 goals, got 13 assists and was a key member of the squad that won the EPL title in the 2016/17 season.
The product of Crystal Palace, who played for England’s youth teams before switching allegiance to represent his native Nigeria and helped them win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, joins Spartak after 10 games into the season, locked together at the top with Zenit St. Petersburg on 21 points but lie second on goals difference.
Moses said: “Hello guys, it’s a great pleasure for me to sign for Spartak, one of the greatest clubs in Europe. I cannot wait to get started to meet my teammates. It’s going to be an interesting season. Come on Spartak!”