Wigan boss says Victor Moses is irreplaceable

Victor Moses

Roberto Martinez says Moses’ exit means he’ll have to restructure his attack.

Tunde Eludini

Barely a week after Victor Moses’ move to Chelsea, Wigan’s manager, Roberto Martinez, has said that the Nigerian is irreplaceable.

The Spaniard, however, quickly added that he is keeping his eye on any last-minute deals to bolster his team.

Moses left Wigan for European Champions, Chelsea, for a transfer fee in a region of N2.3bn (£9million) last week. Wigan coach, Martinez, is now left with the burden of reshaping his attack with returning Mauro Boselli; new striker, Arouna Kone; and Franco Di Santo.

The Wigan boss admitted that Moses is a special player and admits he will struggle to find a perfect replacement this late in the transfer window.

“I think Victor Moses was such an influential player and such a special player for us I don’t think you can replace him with another individual.”Martinez told Belfast Telegraph.

“You probably have to replace him with another way of playing in that attacking third or find another way to get the players to fulfill his responsibilities,” he added.

Martinez completed the bulk of his transfer activity earlier in the window, bringing in defender, Ivan Ramis; midfielder, Fraser Fyvie; striker, Kone; and securing Arsenal winger, Ryo Miyaichi, on a season-long loan.


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