Fernebahce of Turkey winger, Victor Moses has been rated joint-fifth among the biggest earning players in all of the Turkish Super Lig, which makes him top of the sector’s Nigerian players.
Although Moses is still on loan from Chelsea of England, his earnings at the Istanbul-based club are remarkably high, and The Yellow Canaries have been able to keep his figures intact, despite his recent bouts with injuries.
According to figures released by Futbol Arena, Moses is currently the highest paid Nigerian player in the Turkish Super Lig, where his €3.2m earning figure places him joint-fifth in the list, along with Galatasaray’s Steven Nzonzi and Trabzonspor’s Jose Sosa.
Moses, though, still falls below the highest paid African player in Turkey, who happens to be Galatasaray’s Algerian star, Sofiane Feghouli, who is on €3.8m, but a while €1.2m less than his club mate and the division’s biggest earner, Radamel Falcao, who happened to replace Henry Onyekuru at the same club that is also based in Istanbul.
Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera is third on €3.5m, followed by Galatasaray’s Morocco star Younes Belhanda with €3.3m, while Nabil Dirar, Domagoj Vida and Luiz Gustavo complete the list of top ten highest paid players in Turkey.
The Nigerian octoplet of former Super Eagles’ captain, John Mikel Obi and his Trabzonspor teammates, Eddy Ogenyi Onazi and Anthony Nwakaeme as well as Olympic Eagles’ slipper, Azubuike Okechukwu, Olarenwaju Kayode, Aminu Umar, Paul Mukairu and Anthony Uzodinma did not make the list.
Meanwhile, Moses has been handed a recovery date of September 23, when he is expected back in action after another bout with injury, as he is said to be nearing full fitness levels.
Moss copped a knock early last month, after which he was ruled out for 35 days, but he now appears heading back sooner than expected, with reports out of The Land of The Ottoman indicating that the star on loan from Chelsea has recovered rapidly.
Consequently, Moses has resumed individual training at Fenerbahce this week, as he steps up his recovery from a thigh muscle rupture injury he suffered after scoring on the opening day of the Turkish Super Lig season against Olarewaju Kayode’s Gazisehir Gaziantep FK.
However, the return date still means Moses will miss The Yellow Canaries’ first game after the international break, which will be against Alanyaspor, which will add to his absences in the past two matches versus Istanbul Basaksehir FK and Trabzonspor due to his ailment.
Moses impressed in his maiden appearance of the season, scoring a spot kick and setting up another in helping his Istanbul-based side beat Gaziantep 5-0, and he will hope to continue from there when he returns for Fener, who currently lie sit second on the table with seven points.