Victor Moses To Join Spartak Moscow On A Permanent Deal From Chelsea Next Season.

Russian Premier League club side Spartak Moscow have confirmed that they would sign Victor Moses on a permanent deal from Chelsea this summer, following a successful loan spell at the club.

The former Nigerian international, joined Spartak last summer on a one-year temporary deal, with an option to join on a permanent if they finished in the top three of the Russian Premier Liga.

Moses having been deployed in the right wing-back role in which he excelled under Antonio Conte at Chelsea, scored four goals and four assists in his 19 appearances with Spartak, firing them up to second in the League table this season, one point ahead of local rivals Lokomotiv.

One of Moses goals came in Spartak's final game of the season last weekend, with his 82nd-minute equalizing strike earning them a 2-2 draw at Akhmat Grozny to seal the second spot.

The second place finish means that Spartak will be playing the third-round qualifying rounds of the Champions League next season, as they finished runners-up to champions Zenit St Petersburg.

Now Moses is set to stay longer in Moscow, as Spartak board will trigger the option to keep the 30-year-old around permanently.

According to various sources, Moses parent club Chelsea will receive a €4.5million fee in three installments as his current deal with the London club ends in June 2021.


This was confirmed by official Spartak sources today, with the deal presumably going through officially on July 1.

"His contract would be automatically redeemed if the team finished in the top three, and we finished second," Spartak's PR director Anton Fetisov told RIA Novosti.

The club's head coach Domenico Tedesco, had urged the team to make sure that Moses stays beyond just this season, which prompt the Russian club to further express their delight in keeping the 2013 AFCON winner with the Super Eagles .

Moses played a huge role in Antonio Conte diamond formation at Chelsea back in the 2016/17 season. He made 38 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea that period, and aided the team to win the Premier League title, and also the FA Cup trophy in 2018.

During his nine years at Stamford Bridge, Moses racked up 128 appearances, scoring 18 goals and created 13 assists.

He later fell out of favor with the Blues squad under Maurizio Sarri, and Frank Lampard, and has spent a lot of time out on loan, with Liverpool, Stoke City, West Ham, Fenerbahce and Inter Milan respectively.

His move to Spartak last summer, was his sixth stint away from the West London side since 2012 when he joined from Wigan.

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