West Brom watched former Leicester forward Ahmed Musa after his release from Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr … with the Nigerian believing he has unfinished business in the Premier League after struggling during his time with the Foxes
- Sam Allardyce wants to bring in a goalscorer and considers Ahmed Musa
- The 28-year-old has been a free agent since November after a period at Al-Nassr
- Musa scored just twice in 21 league games for Leicester between 2016 and 2018
- The Baggies are also interested in Christian Benteke and Hamza Choudhury
West Brom will take a look at former Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa this week with a view to signing him on a short-term contract.
The 28-year-old is a free agent after leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr and has sparked interest from Wolves, Fulham and his former club CSKA Moscow.
However, the Nigeria captain believes he has ‘unfinished business’ in the Premier League and Sam Allardyce is willing to give him the chance to prove himself.
Ahmed Musa scored just five goals in 33 games for Leicester between 2016 and 2018
Sam Allardyce is looking for offensive reinforcements with West Brom in 19th place
Musa came from CSKA to Leicester for a club record of £ 16.6 million in 2016. Despite an impressive start scoring a spectacular brace against Barcelona, he fell out of shape. He still managed to shine for his country at the 2018 World Cup and was sold to Al Nassr for £ 14.5m.
There, he won the Saudi Premier League and Saudi Super Cup, but left in November by mutual consent.
Looking to bolster his attack options, Allardyce believes Musa’s pace and power can add an extra dimension to his struggling side as they try to avoid relegation.
West Brom has applied for a UK visa for Musa and is expected to arrive on Wednesday for medical tests. If everything goes well, he will sign until the end of the season.
Christian Benteke is also on West Brom’s radar and has flattered over the years to deceive
Hamza Choudhury is struggling to start at Leicester and is being considered by the Baggies
Musa will not be Allardyce’s only forward as the club continues to scrutinize goals across Europe.
Galatasaray’s Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke and Mbaye Diagne are some of the names discussed, but West Brom faces a hard-to-sell, languishing second from the bottom of the Premier League.
They also want to add two midfielders, with Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury and Celta Vigo’s Okay Yokuslu among their goals.