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Brendan Rodgers should try loan deal to reunite with Victor Moses in January

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Brendan Rodgers should try loan deal to reunite with Victor Moses in January

The Nigerian played under the Celtic manager at Liverpool.

Earlier this week it was reported that Chelsea’s Victor Moses was considering his future at the club. The Nigerian, according to Goal, is disappointed with his lack of first-team action at Stamford Bridge this season under new manager Maurizio Sarri.

It has led to a host of teams being linked as a potential destination for the versatile right-sided player.

But could Celtic be a realistic option?

Buying him outright would seem impossible, given the fee Chelsea would likely ask for his services. But a loan deal until the end of the season could be manageable if Chelsea were willing to pay a portion of his wages.

 

Then there is the fact Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers knows Moses well. In the 2013-14 season, Rodgers had Moses on loan from Chelsea at former club Liverpool.

The Nigerian had been struggling for football at Stamford Bridge and Liverpool had him at Anfield with the view to a potential permanent move. Moses had an up-and-down season under Rodgers. The emergence of Raheem Sterling and form of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez made it tough for him to play regularly. In the end, he featured 19 times for Liverpool, mostly out of position from the left-hand side.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers gives orders to Victor Moses during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool famously missed out on the Premier League title that season after a defeat to Chelsea and a 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace scuppered their chances.

Moses has since gone on to reinvent himself. Antonio Conte turned him into a brilliant right wing-back and he has even played as a genuine full-back for the Nigerian national team.

Celtic have had troubles in that position this season. With the club also recently using a three-man defence, having a Premier League winning wing-back in their ranks would certainly be a huge boost.

Reuniting with Moses could give Rodgers a solution to his right-hand side defensive struggles. It could also give him a little bit extra.

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