Ahmed Musa has sealed a four-year deal at Saudi Arabia top-flight side Al Nassr and is now looking forward to a new “chapter” in his career after leaving former English champions Leicester City.
The 25-year-old joined the Saudi club for an undisclosed fee and is very “thankful” about the chance to play in the Middle East.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to start the next chapter of my career with you. I am so excited and can’t wait to get started! Thank you all for the warm welcome! I hope we create many great memories together,” said Musa after signing a mega deal with the Saudi Arabian club.
Musa’s move from Leicester to Al Nassr is believed to have cost the Saudi club around £20 million
The Nigerian joined Leicester City for a transfer fee of £16 million from CSKA Moscow in 2016 but soon found the going tough at the King Power Stadium.
— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrSaudiFCe) August 2, 2018
Musa’s reasons for going to the Middle East
The former Kano Pillars man having found it difficult to pin down a first-team place at the King Power Stadium since arrival from Moscow was pushed out on loan last season to his former employers CSKA. That decision to go on loan saved his international career as he was picked by Gernot Rohr in his 23-man squad to Russia for the FIFA World Cup.
Despite Musa’s impressive outing in Russia where he scored twice in the 2-0 win over Iceland, the winger still remained unhappy that the Foxes never treated him well and he was not in the good books of some senior players at the club who are considered influential.
Also, the lure of a multi-million dollars deal from Al Nassr played a role in securing Musa’s service from Leicester City.
Musa made 21 appearances and scored twice in the Premier League for Leicester City.
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