Moses: Hughes reason for Stoke move

20 August 2014 16:58

Victor Moses has revealed that Mark Hughes was behind his decision to join Stoke City on loan after claiming he had a “few options”.

The 23-year-old winger was likely to have had a peripheral role at parent club Chelsea this term and opted for a temporary switch to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

Moses, who spent the previous campaign on loan at Liverpool, said he had other offers to consider but was persuaded by the opportunity to work with Hughes.

“I had a few options to go to other clubs, but when I heard about Stoke I knew that they had a good manager and I thought it would be good to come here and work under him,” Moses, who featured for Nigeria at the World Cup, told the Stoke Sentinel.

“He’s a great manager, and was a great footballer too, and for me to play under him will be a great achievement.

“I just want to give 110 per cent to the club and hopefully we will achieve what the club are looking to do this season.”

Moses scored just two goals in 22 appearances for Liverpool last term and will hope for a more influential role in a Stoke team looking to build on their highest Premier League finish of ninth ln the 2013-14 season.

He could make his debut for Stoke at Hull City on Sunday, with the club looking to bounce back from 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa in their top-flight opener last Saturday.