- Victor Moses was asked to take a pay cut before moving to Spartak Moscow on loan
- The Russian club has an option to make his deal permanent if he impresses this term
- Moses embarked on his six loan move away from Chelsea after Lampard left him out of his squad
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Nigerian winger Victor Moses kicked off his reign with Spartak Moscow on a winning note.
The 29-year-old sealed a one-year loan move to the Russian club and also made his debut for them in their 3-2 victory over Khimki.
Moses came in for Nail Umyarov in the 55th minute and played a key role in his side coming from one goal down to end up claiming maximum points at the end of the meeting.
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However, the former Inter Milan star was said to have taken a pay cut before he could seal a move away from Stamford Bridge as reported by SunSport.
Victor Moses during his unveiling at his new club Spartak Moscow.
Credit - Victor Moses' Twitter
He had already been informed by Frank Lampard that he is not in his plans for the 2020-21 season and demonstrated his action by excluding the former Liverpool star from his Champions League squad.
The duo of Cesar Azpilicueta and rising star Reece James come are preferred by the 42-year-old manager.
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Meanwhile, Shamil Gazizov confirmed that the former Super Eagles star lowered his wages in a bid to revive his playing career with his sixth loan spell away from Chelsea. he told Russian Daily Sport Express:
"The footballer wants to play for Spartak. This is the most important point. And everything else is particular. He did not come here to earn money. Yes, [he’s earning less] but only slightly. If we are in the Champions League, we can buy him.
"We can buy him if he plays a certain number of matches. If we get into the Champions League with him, I think there will be no questions.”
Moses might be handed his first start when they battle Krasnodar this weekend. Sources claim Spartak have an option of a permanent £8 million deal for the player if he is able to impress during his loan spell.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel spent quality time with his family after playing a part in Stoke City's 2-0 win away at Luton City.
The former Super Eagles star was on the pitch all through the meeting at the Kenilworth Road Stadium earlier this weekend.
After the match, the Chelsea legend and one of his daughters hugged each other tight in what the 33-year-old described as the best hug ever.
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