Chelsea Technical Director, former Super Eagles defender, Michael Emenalo has explained why Victor Moses was sent on loan, saying the reason behind the move was to help the Nigerian develop to his potential.
“Sometimes we know there are players whose development is not finished, just like Victor (Moses) who we want to keep with our squad but who maybe needs to play more football to get to the level we think he can get to, because he is very, very talented,” Emenalo told the Chlelsea's official television station.
Moses was expected to be a part of the Chelsea squad this season after his good performances for the team in pre-season, but with the arrival of Pedro from Barcelona, he signed a new four-year deal before embarking on another loan stint with London-club, West Ham. Other Nigerians out on loan from Chelsea include Kenneth Omeruo and Dominic Solanke.
The Nigerian, who played a major part in helping the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations title in South Africa, has not played for the national team since the end of the World Cup in Brazil last year.
Moses joined Chelsea from Wigan in 2012 for £10 million and played 41 games in that first season – the league, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the UEFA Champions League and in the Europa League, in which he helped the Blues triumph.
He scored 10 goals in all competitions but he was farmed out to Liverpool where he did not get it right and then Stoke, for whom he was a standout performer last season.
He will be hoping to hit the ground running at West Ham to justify the undeniable talents that he possesses.