Ahmed Musa: Premier League interest heating up for Nigeria forward

Paul Macdonald
Ahmed Musa: Premier League interest heating up for Nigeria forward

West Brom may have to act quickly if they are to seal the signing of Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa.

The Baggies have had the free agent training with them this week after he underwent medical tests.

Musa, 28, terminated his contract with Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia so would not require a transfer fee.

He was expected to complete a move to West Brom, but the Mail on Sunday report Albion’s Chinese owners are hesitant.

They are reportedly short of funds after the wage bill increased with the arrivals of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Okay Yukuslu, Mbaye Diagne, Robert Snodgrass and Andy Lonergan.

Manager Sam Allardyce, who is fighting relegation, wants to complete the deal.

But it may not be possible unless winger Kamil Grosicki completes a move to Legia Warsaw.

The report suggests a host of Premier League sides are interested in signing Musa if West Brom do not sign him soon.

Burnley, Southampton and Brighton were named as interested clubs in the Premier League, while Musa’s former club CSKA Moscow are also monitoring the situation.

Musa: Back in the Premier League?

If he signs for West Brom or one of the other interested English sides, it would see forward Musa return to the Premier League.

Musa has played in the country’s top flight before, having signed for Leicester City in 2016 for what was then a club-record £16.6 million fee.

He will be eager to improve on a disappointing Leicester spell.

It took him until October in his first season to score his first goal with the Foxes.

And he ended up netting just twice in 21 Premier League appearances, just seven of which were starts.

Eighteen months after signing, he returned to CSKA on loan where he enjoyed more success before agreeing a permanent move to Al-Nassr.