Stoke complete Moses loan

16 August 2014 14:06

Stoke City have added Chelsea winger Victor Moses to their ranks, signing the Nigerian on a season-long loan.

Moses’ arrival bolsters Mark Hughes’ side further following the signings of Mame Biram Diouf, Phil Bardsley, Steve Sidwell, Bojan Krkic and Dionatan Teixeira.

The 23-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Wigan Athletic in August 2012, has endured a largely unsuccessful spell at Stamford Bridge, failing to establish himself as a first-team regular with the London club.

The Nigeria international spent last season on loan at Liverpool, but managed to score just two goals in 22 appearances as the Merseyside club narrowly missed out on the Premier League title with a second-place finish.

He will hope to make more of an impression with Stoke, who are looking to continue their progression after recording their highest Premier League finish of ninth in the 2013-14 campaign.

Moses, who has the ability to play through the middle or out wide, should bring valuable versatility to a Stoke forward line that scored 45 goals in the Premier League last term.

He is expected to be onlooking as Stoke start their Premier League campaign at home to Aston Villa.