Victor Moses to earn £75,000 weekly in new two-year contract extension

By Richard Johnson

 

CHELSEA have given Victor Moses a 60 per cent pay rise as a reward for his solid season at Stamford Bridge.

The Nigeria international has had to wait patiently to earn his chance at Chelsea.

Having signed for the club in 2012, the 26-year-old has been sent out on loan to the likes of Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham.

But under Antonio Conte, Moses has been handed his first-team opportunity and been a reliable figure.

Yesterday, Chelsea confirmed the right wing-back had penned a two-year contract extension, tying him down until 2021 in west London.

And according to The Times, Moses’ new deal sees him go from £45,000 a week up to £75,000 a week.

The £30,000 wage hike still doesn’t put him in the same bracket as Chelsea’s top earners, with midfielder Cesc Fabregas on £220,000 a week.

However, it does represent the club’s admiration of Moses’ efforts this term.

With no natural strong competition for a place, the winger has had little rest, having featured in all but one of Chelsea’s 26 Premier League matches.

But Conte has managed his fitness, making him play the full 90 minutes just six times.

Following his contract celebrations, Moses is expected to start against former club West Ham at the London Stadium on Monday (8pm).

 

 

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