Victor Moses at Burnley blocked by the Premier League, as the top flight are accused of ‘protecting themselves’ by refusing to sanction the ex-Chelsea star’s transfer to Russia


The Premier League is ‘protecting’ itself by preventing Burnley from signing Victor Moses, believe talkSPORT hosts Darren Ambrose and Lianne Sanderson.

The former Chelsea player currently plays for Spartak Moscow and wants to leave Russia amid the country’s continued invasion of Ukraine.

Moses is currently playing his trade with Russian side Spartak Moscow
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The 31-year-old Nigerian is out of contract at the end of the season but can be signed now if FIFA and UEFA clear the transfer.

Other leagues across Europe, such as LaLiga, are able to offer sanctuary to players who have been affected by events in Ukraine.

However, Burnley have seen an attempt to sign Moses blocked by the Premier League, although all other parties are open to a deal.

Their decision to prevent players from joining outside transfer windows is to ‘protect the integrity of the competition’.

Speaking on talkSPORT, former footballers Ambrose and Sanderson were sympathetic to the situation and said the Premier League should have allowed Moses to join Burnley.

“I think they are protecting themselves [the Premier League]”Ex-Charlton Athletic midfielder Ambrose told talkSPORT.

Victor Moses at Burnley blocked by the Premier League, as the top flight are accused of 'protecting themselves' by refusing to sanction the ex-Chelsea star's transfer to Russia
Moses won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2016/17

“Do I feel Victor Moses going to Burnley and being the savior and making the difference to keep them standing? I don’t, I don’t think he would.

“He could help them and if Burnley manage to pull through [and] if Everton, Brentford, Leeds or whoever went down and I think the Premier League is just protecting itself.

“They don’t think about the player, but about the future problems it could cause if Victor Moses makes the difference.”

Sanderson added: “I feel for him, I feel like it’s hard because the rules are made as they go because nobody expected it to happen.

“It’s tough, but at the same time other teams were turning around and saying, ‘You signed Moses, then you stayed up.’

“I agree with you, I don’t think Moses will be the solution to keep Burnley awake, but I think it’s a bit strange that they stopped him because where are you going? he go?

Victor Moses at Burnley blocked by the Premier League, as the top flight are accused of 'protecting themselves' by refusing to sanction the ex-Chelsea star's transfer to Russia
Moses has featured against English opponents this season when Spartak took on Leicester in the Europa League and he scored in a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium.
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“It wasn’t that long ago that he was playing at Chelsea and he was a rejuvenated player in that full-back/full-back position.

“He still has a lot to offer and I feel for him because they brought in this rule but there wasn’t even a rule before, now he tried to come and they made it a rule.”


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