West Ham or Crystal Palace? Which former club should Victor Moses choose in January?
London rivals West Ham United and Crystal Palace are both interested in signing Chelsea outcast Victor Moses, according to the Evening Standard.
They report that Roy Hodgson’s side are in the driving seat but that Manuel Pellegrini is monitoring the situation with interest.
Moses has represented both clubs in the past; he came through the ranks at Palace, spending nine years at the club before leaving in 2010 and his most recent loan spell away from Chelsea was with the Hammers.
The Standard report that Moses is more keen on a return to Selhurst Park and while that may be understandable for sentimental reasons, a switch to east London would be a better move from a football perspective.
Palace already have a hugely promising young right back in Aaron Wan Bissaka, who Moses would do very well ti dislodge, and wingers Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha are automatic picks when fit.
Hodgson’s makeshift 4-4-2 make create space for Moses, but there does not appear to be an obvious role for him when everyone is fit; but that wouldn’t be the case at West Ham.
Pellegrini needs a long-term replacement for Pablo Zabaleta and in the absence of Andriy Yarmolenko, an upgrade on Michail Antonio would also be useful.