Victor Moses of Wigan scores a goal which was disallowed during the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at DW Stadium.
Our young Nigerian winger is set to move away from the DW Stadium. That is according to the players agent (Tony Finnigan). Well that will be yet another nose dive of a player from Wigan Athletic. We have seen it happen time and time again over the past few years, where players have felt they are better than the club and moved to soon.
The likes of Pascal Chimbonda, Charles N'Zogbia, Lee Cattermole and Titus Bramble; all left the club saying they were going on to bigger and better things in their football career. Yet not a single one of them has improved upon the glimpses of talent they showed in their days at Wigan.
In the case of N'Zogbia it is early days, but even he could have gone somewhere bigger had he held on a season longer and then moved to a much bigger and better club. No offence to Aston Villa
The prime example of a player who left Wigan just right has to be that of Antonio Valencia. The Ecuadorian winger, was hot with speculation at the end of the 2008 season. But Dave Whelan sat him down and told him 'you stay another season and you will have Real Madrid and Manchester United knocking'. Guess what he did.
The following January both clubs came knocking, and to the credit of Valencia he and his agent agreed that he would stay till the summer where he would then move on. That earned him a £16 million move to Manchester United and he hasn't looked back since.
This season Antonio has been United's stand out player and for me the best right winger in the Premier League. And all of that because he took an extra year to stay at a club he respected, and listen to a man who knows more about football than many ever will.
But that option doesn't seem open to Victor Moses. His agent seems to think that he would score more goals if he were surrounded by better players. I have to say what player has this guy been watching. If you client is missing the target from five yards out. Then I don't think it is the players around him fault.
But if Moses wants to leave this summer. We will sell him to whoever wants him. £10 million in our back pocket and we will go out and buy the next up and coming player. That is while Moses rots on the bench of a mid-table team, and never truley fulfils his potential.