Chelsea star Victor Moses has donated £20,000 to support his former club Wigan Athletic amid their financial struggles, the club’s supporters body confirmed.

The chairperson of Wigan Athletic Supporters’ Club, Caroline Molyneux, confirmed the payment by the Nigerian, who played at the DW Stadium between 2010 and 2012.

The supporters are aiming to raise £750,000 to support the club this season, and they are now within £100,000 of the target after Moses’ donation.

“Wow” what can we say? When Victor got in touch to say he wanted to help by donating such a substantial amount, I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing, it’s such an incredible gesture,” Molyneux said.

“Victor wanted to make the donation and remain anonymous but we simply had to make sure he gets the recognition he deserves.

“Victor’s contribution has taken us past £650,000 and to within £100,000 of our next target of £750,000.

“We are so thankful to Victor for his support. He is an excellent footballer, a true role model and someone we always enjoyed watching at the DW Stadium – he will always be welcome back here, even more so now!”

Wigan were deducted 12 points after going into administration towards the 2019/20 season, which forced them into relegation alongside Hull City and Charlton Athletic.

Moses also called for more support to save the future of the 2013 FA Cup winners.

“Wigan Athletic will always have a special place in my heart,” Moses tweeted.