FC Barcelona's right-back conundrum has been ongoing ever since Dani Alves' departure to Juventus this summer. Aleix Vidal has been an outcast for the club after a reported altercation with manager Luis Enrique and Sergi Roberto has struggled with his form lately. The Catalans are looking for options to solve their problems in defence with Chelsea's Victor Moses being the prime target after a string of impressive performances for the Blues this season.
Chelsea are top of the table after 13 games as manager Antonio Conte has done a tremendous job with the Blues since his arrival in the summer. Conte struggled in the first few weeks but after changing his team's system to a 3-4-3, his side have been in tremendous form and they conceded their first league goal last night after 600 minutes before Moses struck the winner against Spurs in the London derby.
Moses’ scintillating run
Victor Moses has been the biggest beneficiary from Chelsea's change in system as the Nigerian is finally getting chances to prove his worth after unsuccessful loan spells with Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United. His performances at the right fullback position have been impressive and he has received two Man of the Match awards for his showings.
According to Spanish publication, Sport, Barcelona have sent scouts three times this season to watch the 25-year-old and have been satisfied with Moses' work rate . Since securing a move in January won't be easy for the Catalans, Barcelona will look to lure him in the summer to ply his trade and rub shoulders with the world's best.
Antonio Conte had a word of caution for his player as he said, "About Victor, I repeat, it's important to be focused on the present. It's important to be focused game by game. Now we are doing very well. But, for me, I don't want to think that my players see 'so long' into the future."
Moses was thankful to finally get his chance at Stamford Bridge. Speaking after scoring the winner against Spurs, the 25-year-old said, "I am very pleased with the goal but the most important thing is the three points. There's nothing we could about the Spurs goal. Fortunately, Pedro got us back in the game I feel like I have found a home here. It's my club. I'm pleased the manager has given me a chance to express myself. I just want to keep playing my football and we are very happy with the win today."
Would he fit in at Barcelona?
It looks like a big leap for the Nigerian who was struggling in recent seasons to establish himself as a regular for any team that he was shipped to. Antonio Conte has done wonders with Chelsea and the rise of Victor Moses is a testament to that fact.
Though Barcelona have been keeping tabs on the Nigerian, this move might not be the best for Luis Enrique's side as they need a specialist fullback who can replace the veteran, Alves. Though Moses has been phenomenal of late, it might not be a great decision to play him in a back four which Barcelona employ.
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