Victor Moses has revealed that fellow Nigerian teammate Osaze Odemwingie did not know that the latter had the chance to join Stoke City during the summer transfer market.
The former Wigan Athletic star also revealed that he secretly sought advice from Osaze, prior to making a final decision on his move.
“I sent him a text before I made the move and just asked him what the Club was like, and a few other things like that,” he smiled.
“He didn’t know that I had the chance to come here at the time, so he was a little surprised when I turned up 24 hours later to sign.
“He only had good things to say about the place. He told me the Club is a great place to be, the management are really good and that the training ground is superb too.
“I am really happy to be here now and I feel really comfortable. Peter and all of the other lads, and the staff, have made me feel incredibly welcome.”
Moses admits he is desperate to put last season’s frustrations behind him as he looks to re-launch his Premier League career at the Britannia Stadium.
He endured a disappointing loan spell under Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool during the 2013/14 campaign – netting just two goals in 22 appearances in all competitions.
“It was a disappointing time but to be honest I would rather move forward and not dwell on what happened in the past with Liverpool,” the 23-year old said.
“All I want to concentrate on now is doing well here at Stoke City, and getting back to enjoying my football again.
“It is difficult to get back to your best when you aren’t really playing much football, so hopefully I can earn myself a place in the team here and enjoy it again.
“I will give 100 percent in training and I will do the same in matches too. I like to score goals and help create opportunities so hopefully I can play my part here.”
He added: “There were other options available to me, but as soon as I spoke to the manager and he told me of the Club’s ambitions, I knew it was the move I wanted to make.”