Russian pundit defends the signing of Victor Moses after recent criticism


Spartak Moscow’s signing of Nigerian Victor Moses has been defended by Russian football pundit Ilya Kazakov.

The acquisition of Moses, along with Oston Urunov and Aleksandr Kokorin from Ufa and Zenit St. Petersburg respectively, has drawn criticism from Russian media outlets.

However, Kazakov argues that all the signings have been cost effective and highlighted the quality that Moses, who is on loan from Premier League side Chelsea, has brought.

“The club has been criticised for acquiring Oston Urunov, Victor Moses and Kokorin. But little money has been spent on them,” he is quoted by Sport Express.

“At the same time, Moses plays quite well. It can be seen that this is a high-level footballer. As for Kokorin, the problems most likely lie in the field of psychology. Much is expected of him.

“Look at CSKA coming in first, having bought Adolfo Gaich, Bruno Fuchs and Chidera Ejuke. It is even difficult to imagine what they would say about Spartak if it strengthened for a lot of money with these three.”

Former Nigerian international Moses has registered one goal and one assist from five appearances in the Russian Premier Liga so far this season.

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