It’s quite obvious that we need a goalkeeper after the departure of Petr Cech. It’s also quite obvious that Stoke City would love to sign Victor Moses on a permanent basis after the impressive season he has had with the Potters. So it was about time someone started talking about the deal involving player swaps!
Especially, given that, Stoke’s shot-stopper Asmir Begovic would be a really good option to have alongside Courtois! Well, at least compared to Rob Green, the Bosnian would be an amazing option to have on the bench! Maybe, that’s why the Guardian has been reporting this news:
“The Stoke manager, Mark Hughes, had identified the former Crystal Palace trainee, whom Chelsea secured for £9m from Wigan in 2012, as a priority signing ahead of the new campaign and are considering stipulating the winger must be part of any proposed deal for Begovic.”
There you have it! The Guardian are reporting a player swap deal possibly involving some cash. However, the situation is not that straightforward and there’s a bit of twist involved in the tale:
“Moses, who boasts 24 caps for Nigeria, is understood to be unsure over a return to City and is instead considering a number of other options, both in the Premier League and abroad.”
Source – The Guardian
So, as per the report, Mark Hughes is desperate to make the winger’s move permanent. He is also ready to include Begovic to sweeten the deal more so when they already have a perfectly capable replacement in Jack Butland.
Victor Moses, however, doesn’t entertain the idea of a permanent move to Stoke City for some unknown reasons that the Guardian haven’t really explained. So, if there’s any truth to this news, the swap deal is probably off the cards?
However, I don’t think that will have any effect on our interest in Begovic. Victor Moses’ future is still unsure though. This pre-season will probably determine whether the former Wigan winger has any role with our first team. If not, the 24-year-old’s time in the Blue shirt will probably be over, sooner rather than later!
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