Wigan’s Victor Moses stalling on contract extension

The one-cap Super Eagle is being patient in signing an extension to stay on at the DW Stadium with major clubs interested in securing his services

After some eye-catching displays in the Premier League of late, Nigerian international Victor Moses is biding his time in signing a contract extension at the DW Stadium.

That may not be unconnected to unconfirmed reports that Wigan’s coach, Roberto Martinez will be leaving the outfit at the end of the current season as owner, Dave Whelan is keen to freshen things.

Moses has a year left on his contract and if he does not sign an extension and does not leave in the summer, he will be able to start contract negotiations with another club come January 2013.

“This is how it works in England,” said his agent, Tony Finnigan to Metro.co.uk.

“Victor Moses has just a year left on his contract with Wigan Athletic and we were about to start talks on the extension when he said he does not want to sign a new deal.

The 21 year-old has continued his football development with strong showings against Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal in the past month showing that he has the talent to rub shoulders with the big boys.

“Victor has played himself into a position where virtually every club in the Premier League wants to sign him.

“All of the Premier League clubs will be strengthening in the summer and we are not surprised that Moses has been linked with virtually every team in the top division,” Finnigan added.

Finnigan though was quick to point out that Moses is grateful to Martinez for the opportunity. “It doesn't mean he doesn't like his manager - he chose Wigan over other clubs,” Finnigan retorted.

“Martinez is a tactical genius and an excellent coach, and they are Victor's words. He's been playing regularly; he's in form and enjoying his football. He has been offered the chance to extend his contract but has said, "No thank you,” Finnigan concluded.