(AFP) – Chelsea’s Nigeria winger Victor Moses joined Stoke on a season-long loan on Saturday.
Moses has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since moving from Wigan for £9 million ($15 million) in 2012 and spent last season on loan at Liverpool.
The 23-year-old, who can play on both flanks and in a more central attacking role, is Stoke’s sixth signing since the end of last season.
Stoke’s chief executive Tony Scholes said: “We are delighted to have secured the services of such an exciting young talent in Victor.
“He will certainly add to our attacking options and from talking to him it’s obvious that he’s really excited about the prospect of making an impact in the Premier League with Stoke City.”
Moses, who started his career in England at Crystal Palace, started six Premier League games for Liverpool last term and featured in a further 13 from the bench, scoring his only goal on his debut against Swansea.
Born in Nigeria, Moses chose to represent England at various youth levels up to the under-21s before deciding to play for the country of his birth in senior internationals.
He started all four games at the recent World Cup as Nigeria reached the last 16 before losing to France.