Victor Moses, born on December 12, 1990, is a Nigerian professional footballer currently playing as a winger for the Russian Premier League club Spartak Moscow. Throughout his career, he has also been utilized as a wing-back on occasion. The Kick Off Nigeria portal recalls the financial aspect of the Nigerian midfielder’s career.
Victor held high hopes, playing 11 matches for the Nigerian and at a certain point had great perspectives and was a crucial player in Chelsea FC. However, subsequent loan spells took him to various clubs in England, Italy, Turkey, and Russia, the last of which culminated in a permanent move to Spartak Moscow.
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Salary in Russian Giants Spartak Moscow
Since 2021, Moses has been a full-fledged player for one of Russia’s most popular clubs, Spartak Moscow. After a year-long loan, he moved to Moscow for €5 million, with a transfer fee of €6.5 million. Currently, the midfielder’s salary is nearly two million euros per year, excluding bonuses and taxes.
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High Hopes and High Salary
Moses initiated his professional journey in South London with Crystal Palace, who were at the times playing in the Championship. His outstanding performance there attracted the attention of Wigan Athletic, where he made his debut in the Premier League in 2010. After two successful years Chelsea FC expressed interest in him, leading to his signing with the club in the summer of 2012.
Since signing with Chelsea, Victor has been earning the highest salary of his career. The initial 5-year contract was signed in 2012. In 2015, the contract was extended for 4 years, but due to numerous loans, he couldn’t secure equally favorable terms. However, in the 2016-2017 season, financial conditions were revised, and the player’s salary increased by one and a half times.
Despite scoring ten goals across all competitions in his first season with the Blues, he spent the subsequent seasons on loan to Liverpool, Stoke City, and West Ham United. Moses returned to Chelsea for the 2016–17 season, making 34 appearances and contributing to Chelsea’s Premier League victory. However, after a less impressive performance in the following campaign, Moses underwent subsequent loan spells with Fenerbahçe, Inter Milan, and Spartak Moscow in the subsequent seasons.
Impact of Numerous Loan Spells on Market Value
Moses’ value was first assessed by Transfermarkt in 2010 at €1,250,000. As on-field success grew, it peaked in 2018, requiring €20 million for his buyout. The abundance of loans inevitably affected his transfer fee. Currently, the midfielder is valued at €2 million, and it’s unlikely to increase anytime soon.
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Football and Salary Prospects
Victor Moses’ current contract with Spartak Moscow runs until June 2024. There are significant doubts about its extension, partly due to the midfielder’s decreasing appearances on the field, attributed in part to a high number of injuries. His current two-million-euro salary, considering Moscow’s absence from European competitions, might be a reason why the Nigerian midfielder won’t see out the agreement. Moreover, in the event of a transfer and considering his age, Moses is unlikely to command a salary higher than what he currently earns in Moscow.