Premier League clubs chase Palace starlet Moses
2009-12-11 - Added by
The clamour for Crystal Palace stars has began in earnest, with a plethora of Premier League clubs eyeing up the Eagles' highly-rated starlet Victor Moses, including Sunderland, Fulham and Wigan.
Moses, who turns 19 on Saturday, is emerging as one of the brightest talents outside the top-flight after a number of dazzling displays have helped Neil Warnock's men to the brink of the Championship play-offs.
However, Palace's well-documented financial problems mean the likes of Moses, Nathaniel Clyne, Darren Ambrose and Julian Speroni are being strongly tipped to depart Selhurst Park in January.
The Daily Mail reports that the entire Palace playing staff are available for transfer as chairman Simon Jordan looks to resolve the cash crisis at the club which saw the squad having to wait for their November wages.
Sunderland are understood to be keen to win the race for Moses' signature and have opened talks with South London club over a deal, while skysports.com claims Fulham and Wigan are ready to table
Meanwhile, Tottenham, West Ham and Arsenal are all believed to be keeping
close tabs on the situation having been impressed with the England Under-19 star over the past 12 months.
Moses's agent Tony Finnigan has admitted that his client is in demand, but refused to reveal the clubs that were interested in the pacey forward.
"He is now showing what he is capable of and what many people have been saying he could do since a very young age," Finnigan told skysports.com.
"We can't deny the interest is strong in him - he is one of the best 18-year-olds in the country, bar none.
"We are hopeful, that should a deal be struck then it would be a good deal for all parties concerned.