Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has all but confirmed that Victor Moses is free to leave Stamford Bridge, and West Ham United should bring the Nigerian back to the club.
Sarri, speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday, admitted that Moses does not fit into his plans this season.
Indeed, a switch to a back four has meant that Moses has played just 26 minutes of Premier League football for the Blues during the 2018-19 campaign.
Sarri stopped short of saying that Moses is free to leave in January, but it seems extremely likely that the 27-year-old will be available at the start of 2019.
West Ham had Moses on loan during the 2015-16 campaign, but there is no question that he has improved as a footballer since then, and the Hammers really should be looking to re-sign him in the January transfer window.
Moses was outstanding for Chelsea during the 2016-17 campaign, playing in all but four of their Premier League matches in the title-winning season.
Moses – valued at £18m by Transfermarkt – was also impressive in Antonio Conte’s final year in charge, making 38 appearances in all competitions.
It has been a different story under Sarri, but that is nothing personal towards Moses, who simply does not fit into the Chelsea manager’s new formation.
In truth, Moses does not really score enough goals to be a winger at a top-four club, but he would be a huge asset to West Ham due to his versatility and quality.
The Nigerian is a far superior player to the one that made 26 appearances for West Ham during the 2015-16 season, and he would be a super January addition for Manuel Pellegrini’s team.