Ahmed Musa Leaves Saudi Arabia Club

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has left Al-Nassr by mutual consent, the Saudi Arabia club confirmed on Sunday.

It is not exactly clear the reason for Musa’s departure with the 2020-21 Saudi Professional League season in full swing and the player having already made two appearances this campaign.

Musa, 28, joined Al-Nassr in 2018 from Premier League side Leicester City, and made a total of 57 appearances scoring 11 goals.

The move was criticised by many at the time who saw the step down from the Premier League to the Saudi league as too steep and unambitious for the national team captain in his mid twenties.

But Musa made a success of his time at Al-Nassr winning a league and Super Cup trophy and the club celebrated his services with a video on their Twitter page paying tribute for his services.

As a free agent, Musa is now free to join any club irrespective of the transfer window and while he hasn’t been linked with many clubs, it is thought returning to a higher standard of competition in Europe features prominently on his mind.

He has played for VV Venlo and spent four years at CSKA Moscow before moving to Leicester in 2016 for a then club record £16m fee.

His time at the King Power didn’t go as planned, however, and he was back at CSKA Moscow on loan after just a season with his move to Saudi Arabia confirmed in 2018.