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Premier League Blocks Burnley's Attempt To Sign Victor Moses From Russian Side Spartak Moscow

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Premier League Blocks Burnley's Attempt To Sign Victor Moses From Russian Side Spartak Moscow

Burnley have reportedly had their attempts to bring Spartak Moscow player Victor Moses to Turf Moor 'blocked' by the Premier League.

The 31-year-old, who completed a permanent move to Russian Premier League side Spartak Moscow last summer from European champions Chelsea, is currently stuck in the capital amid Russia's conflict with Ukraine.

As a result of the invasion, both domestic leagues in Russia and Ukraine have been suspended.


FIFA and UEFA soon made the joint decision to open a special transfer window in Russia and Ukraine, with foreign players being able to join other European teams on short-term deals.

It is believed Sean Dyche's side had agreed to bring Nigerian international Moses to the club, according to The Daily Mail, with Russian Premier League side Spartak willing to facilitate the move.

But despite a short-term deal being arranged, the Premier League have decided to intervene due to 'concerns over the sporting integrity of the competition.'


Moses will not be able to join a club in Serie A and the Bundesliga, either, with both competitions also preventing transfers for similar reasons.

He will, however, be able to join a team playing in La Liga, who are open to allowing players affected by the war to join Spanish football's top tier.

Back in February, it was confirmed that Moses had signed a new contract that will keep him at Russian Premier League side Spartak Moscow until 2024.

Moses said following the announcement: "I can say with full confidence that Spartak is my club. I'm happy to be part of the red-white family until at least 2024.


"I will continue to help the team achieve their goals. I fell in love with everyone at Spartak and I'm really happy to be here."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram - victormoses/Alamy

Topics: Football, Burnley

Jack Kenmare
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