Updated: 21/06/2012 07:07 | By pa.press.net

Wigan offer to double Moses' wages

Wigan are doing all they can to keep Victor Moses at the club

Wigan are doing all they can to keep Victor Moses at the club

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan claims they have offered to double Victor Moses' wages but the winger already believes he is available to the highest bidder.

The Latics owner has expressed his concern over the influence the 21-year-old's agent has over the player but the Nigeria international has hinted he could be on his way if the right offer comes in. Whelan has accused Chelsea of "taking the Mickey" with their reported offer of £3million for Moses, whose current deal expires next summer.

"We've made him a very good offer - involving a doubling of his wages - over the next three years," Whelan told the Evening Post.

"It's down to whether the lad himself listens to sense, or whether he listens to his agent. The player has to realise that it's his future we're talking about not his agent's.

"Agents want cash out of players, that's all, whereas we want the lad to realise his potential and reach the highest level he can. If we have to sell him, we will do so reluctantly - but not for the money that is currently on the table."

Moses, who was on international duty earlier this month, is already thinking about his future.

"Now that am done with the national team, my attention would switch to the transfer window," he told MTNFootball.com. "I have heard a lot of offers are on the table. First of all Wigan have the final say but for me the highest bidder would take the day but right now I am still a DW faithful."

Whelan is keen to keep the winger, signed from Crystal Palace for £2.5million in January 2010, at the DW Stadium for a while longer as he believes the player is developing well under manager Roberto Martinez.

"I personally have told Victor he requires another 12 months minimum under Roberto's guidance before he thinks about moving to a top club," the chairman added. "He has come on so much in the last two years - and that is purely down to Roberto's help.

"I told him when he signed for Wigan that we'd let him go when the time was right and a big club came in for him. In my opinion he's not quite ready for that yet, but another year working with Roberto and he might be."

20/06/2012 14:43
I think he is a great player but he is only 21 and I honestly think Chelsea would not be the correct move as of yet.
21/06/2012 03:36
Never thought much of him anyway, just a flash in the pan like most of the others.
20/06/2012 19:37
Victor Moses as bags of potential, and won't be short of admirers. He as to think, do i want to warm Chelsea's bench,and play only when needed or play regular for a lower club. Maybe he will have a big bank balance, lets face it chelsea have money to waste but he will also ruin his career. When you play for lower clubs  they use you and you become a better player. Also your skills are on show and the chances of playing for club and country increase. If i was him i would either stay where he is or if he fancies a change pick a club who will help him progress to the next level. Don't get me wrong Chelsea are a good club and he will play with the best and learn. But he is not quite a good enough player yet and will spend a long time on the bench or on loan. No harm in waiting another year or two, he's still young. If wigan go down you will be sold for big money anyway. Go to stoke , everton ,sunderland or aston villa if you don't fancy being 17th again.
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