The Latics coach says he expects the Nigerian international to continue for Wigan in the new season
With the on-going on and off transfer of Victor Moses from Wigan to either Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham, Roberto Martinez, Wigan manager has come out to say that he expects the Nigerian international to report for pre-season training after he was given extended leave on account of his exertions with the Super Eagles.
And added to all the media speculations and gossip is the trading of words between Wigan’s chairman Dave Whelan and Moses’ agent, Tony Finnigan. Martinez would rather not join the fray apart from saying that the Nigerian would be back to the DW Stadium when it is time to report for training for the 2012/13 season.
"We're not going to be drawn into the media speculation," Martinez told the Wigan Evening Post.
"All I will say is that Victor had a tremendous season last year - particularly after Christmas - and he is still only 21.
"I'm really looking forward to Victor having a very good break and coming back refreshed and ready to go.
"His experience with Nigeria will bring him on even more, and will hopefully take him on to a different level next season.
"As I always say, the speculation is only a good thing - because when you perform well you are going to get attraction from elsewhere."
Moses has continuously said he will not be signing a new contract with Wigan with his contract expiring next year and his agent has vowed to help the Nigerian make the dream move to Chelsea, whose first bid was rejected out of hand as insulting.