Nigeria’s Victor Moses has joined Spartak Moscow on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.
The Russian side are 10 games into their league season and sit second in the table, level on points with city rivals CSKA Moscow.
🇳🇬 Victor Moses is a Spartak player!
Spartak Moscow and Chelsea have agreed the transfer of Nigerian star Victor Moses to our club. The loan agreement with the 29-year-old midfielder is until the end of the season with the option to buy!
— FC Spartak Moscow (@fcsm_eng) October 15, 2020
The move follows spells for Moses in Turkey and Italy last season, firstly at Fenerbahce and then at Inter Milan, who he represented in the Europa League final.
The 29-year-old Moses first moved on loan to Fenerbahce in January 2019 and scored five times in 23 appearances during his year in Turkey.
He switched to the Serie A side 12 months later, where he linked up once again with Antonio Conte, with whom he had won the Premier League title and FA Cup at Chelsea.
Moses made seven starts and 13 sub appearances, one of those off the bench coming in that Europa League final, which was narrowly lost to Sevilla.
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, had stated that Moses was not part of his first-team plans for the 2020-21 season.
The former Super Eagles star returned to West London this month after his brief loan stint at Inter Milan and he is yet to make a matchday squad since the start of the campaign.
Moses has spent the last one-and-a-half years away from Stamford Bridge with his last competitive outing with the Blues dating back to a Europa League game against BATE in October 2018.
“At the moment Victor isn’t in that position with us. We have a bubble at the training ground with the first-team squad, which Victor hasn’t been part of,” Lampard said in a press conference.
Best of luck in Moscow, @VictorMoses! 👊
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 15, 2020
Before his exit to Manchester City in 2014, Lampard played with the ex-Nigeria international during his active career at Stamford Bridge and he hopes his future is sorted before the close of the transfer window on October 5.
“I know Victor well and we will see how that develops,” he added.
After Antonio Conte’s departure at the helm, Moses struggled for regular first-team action at Chelsea and was released to join Fenerbahce on an 18-month loan deal in January 2019.
He was restricted to 20 Turkish Super Lig games before reuniting with Conte at Inter Milan a year later.
His previous loan spells since joining Chelsea in the summer of 2012 include Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United. He has 128 Chelsea appearances and 18 goals to his name, plus 38 caps and 12 goals for Nigeria. Moses retired from international football after the 2018 World Cup.