Following news of Barcelona’s interest in signing Chelsea wingback Victor Moses, a former player of the Catalan giants has urged the club to firm up their interest in the 25 year old Nigerian.
Sport reports that Barcelona have watched Moses three times in his newly adopted right wing-back role at Chelsea and now believe that he is one of the men who could help them solve their defensive frailties on the right side of defence.
The report also claimed that Barca officials have been surprised with how Moses has adapted to his new wing back role with so much “depth.”
Coach of the Nigeria U-20 team Emmanuel Amuneke, who was on the books of Barcelona from 1996-2000, said Moses will be an upgrade on current wingback Sergi Roberto.
” Barcelona usually don’t play with regular full backs, they play with wingbacks. That said Moses is one of the best wingback in the world right now”, Amuneke told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” It’s a transfer that ticks the right boxes. He will be an upgrade on Sergi Roberto, even though Roberto hasn’t done badly, but remember he is a midfielder while Moses is a winger turn full back, that gives him an edge”.
Moses has made 11 league appearances for Chelsea this season, scoring twice and weighing in with an assist.
He also has an 89 per cent tackle success rate, five blocked shots and 10 interceptions since he began playing as a wing-back.
The Nigerian winger has a contract with Chelsea until 2019.