Nigeria and Chelsea winger, Victor Moses is being linked with a big money move to Sunderland, whose manager, Sam Allardyce has expressed his intention to strengthen their attacking options ahead of the upcoming season. According to a report in the British media yesterday, Allardyce feels Moses, who is back with Chelsea after spending the last three seasons away from the club on loan will fit into his plans in the next Premier League campaign.
Sunderland narrowly avoided relegation last season, after Allardyce’s appointment as manager in October saw a marked improvement in performance and fitness levels. The challenge for the Black Cats now, however, is to push on and make progress from being a club perennially involved with relegation battles.
They have the foundations now with Allardyce at the helm, and an achievable target for the Wearside club should be somewhere around mid-table in the Premier League. To do this, they will have to make smart acquisitions over the summer and there would be no better place to start than the signing of Moses.
The Nigerian winger has an abundance of power and pace, which is something the North East club have lacked in wide areas over recent seasons. Because of this, their play has the tendency to become too one-dimensional, with all of their attacks predominantly focused down the middle of the pitch. With Jermain Defoe in the side, Sunderland will always have the ability to score goals, and with the addition of Moses they would possess even more of a threat going forward.
After three successive seasons spent at different clubs on loan, the 25-year-old has now reached a point in his career where he must settle down and establish himself. Sunderland would provide Moses with the perfect platform to do this. A move to Wearside would represent a win-win situation for all parties involved, with the competition for places at Chelsea likely to limit his chances at Stamford Bridge as long as he remains.