Liverpool: Victor Moses has become the third player to join Liverpool yesterday, with the forward signing on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the Premier League club confirmed.
The 22-year-old winger, who arrived at Stamford Bridge from Wigan last season, joins defenders Mamadou Sakho from Paris St Germain and Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon as new arrivals on the final day of the transfer window.
The Nigeria international scored 10 goals in 42 appearances for Chelsea but faced a challenge to get game time following the arrivals of Brazil playmaker Willian, German Andre Schurrle and veteran Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o.
“There are a lot of quality players here - they’re winning games and creating chances,” he told the club’s official website (www.liverpoolfc.com).
“It’s a massive thing for me to be here.”
The 23-year-old Sakho is a France international, having played 14 times for his country since making his debut against England in 2010, while 20-year-old Ilori has played for Portugal at age-group level.
The pair have lifted the number of defenders signed by Brendan Rodgers during the transfer window to four, although Kolo Toure and Aly Cissokho missed Sunday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United through injury.
Uruguayan centre-back Sebastian Coates has already been ruled out for most of the season with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, Italy goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano joined Arsenal on a season-long loan deal from Serie B club Palermo yesterday.
The 27-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Serie A team Fiorentina, will provide back-up to Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski at The Emirates.
“Viviano is a player that we have rated for some time and we are very pleased to have signed him,” coach Arsene Wenger said. AGENCIES