Leicester City Forced My Transfer To Saudi Arabia – Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has explained how Premier League outfit Leicester City sold him to Saudi Arabia against his wish.

Musa, 25, joined the Foxes from Russian side CSKA Moscow in 2016 for a then club-record fee of £16m.

He went on to endure a frustrating 18-month spell at the King Power Stadium before he returned to CSKA Moscow for the second half season.

The former Kano Pillars and VVV Venlo star had a successful loan spell which was followed by a very good outing at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia in the colours of Nigeria.

He scored a brace to lead the Super Eagles to a 2-0 win over Iceland in Group D and it turned out to be the team’s only win as they crashed out of the tournament in the group stage as a result of losses recorded from the other group games.

His good form earned him a multi-million pounds move to Saudi Arabia side Al Nasr earlier this month.

While speaking about the transfer via owngoal, Ahmed Musa said: “I wanted to stay in England because that has been my dream for years but what will you do when you’re told a bid has been accepted for you? I had to move to where I know I will be celebrated.”

“Talks have been on about how I moved for the money but nobody has considered the fact that Leicester City also sold me for the money.

“Transfers can only happen if both parties agree to it and that was my case.” He concluded.