Moses is Wigan’s Lionel Messi - Martinez

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VICTOR Moses can be Wigan Athletic’s answer to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

That’s according to Roberto Martinez, who also expects the winger to pen a long-term contract extension with Latics.

Moses has 18 months to run on his current deal, but his advisers have been talking with Wigan about a new deal.

Those discussions were put on hold before Christmas, but the Latics chief does not foresee any problems in tying up the services a player who he believes will only get better and better.

“His actions in one-on-ones are sensational, and when you see him in possession, you think he could easily have been born in Holland or Spain,” said Martinez.

“You don’t see many players like that in the modern game. Charles N’Zogbia is one, Lionel Messi another – albeit on a different scale.

“Victor is growing all the time. He is taking responsibility and learning to look up and deliver the final pass, and this is turning into the biggest season of his career.

“He plays a massive role for us and is an important asset. There have been developments in the talks over a new agreement, and I am sure we are going to be able to extend his contract.

“He has said he wants to stay, but the situation of the club has to be resolved first.

“We have to secure our top-flight status, then we can do it.”