Inter Milan have announced the signing of former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses from Chelsea on a six-month loan deal with an option to buy.
“Victor Moses is officially an Inter player,” the Italian giants confirmed on their website on Thursday.
Moses, 29, becomes the eighth Nigerian player to feature in the colours of the Nerazzurri with Nwankwo Kanu, Taribo West, Obafemi Martins and Obinna Nsofor all having donned the famous black and blue.
“It’s an honour for me to be here and be an Inter player. I’d like to thank everyone for the welcome I’ve been given, I can’t wait to start,” Moses told Inter TV.
The transfer reunites Moses with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte under whom Moses won the English Premier League in 2016-2017 and the FA Cup the following year.
And speaking to the club’s in-house tv station, Moses said the opportunity to work once again with the man who converted him to a wing-back played a major part in his decision.
“Having the opportunity to work with the Coach again is something I’m really happy about. I’ve spoken to him and he’s already explained the Club’s project to me. I want to be part of it, I’m happy to be here,” Moses told Inter TV.
“I’ll give my all and want to help the team. There’s a lot of quality here, I want to make my contribution out on the pitch and enjoy myself. That’s the most important thing.”
The Nigerian cut short his 18-month loan at Turkish topflight side Fernebache which had six months to run to make the switch to Italy.
He’d been struggling with a thigh injury which restricted him to just seven appearances for the Turkish team but it appears Inter are satisfied with his fitness levels.
Inter are currently second in Serie A, four points adrift of Juventus and are aiming to win their first Serie A title since 2010.
“I’m going to need time to find my feet but I want to help the team win as many games as possible. We’ll do all that we can to achieve our objectives and make our fans proud,” Moses said.