Ahmed Musa Exits Saudi club Al Nassr for Europe


Captain of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa, is leaving Saudi Arabian club, Al Nassr, two years after joining the club.

Musa joined the Saudi side in 2018 from English Premier League side, Leicester City, on a four-year contract.

Despite having two years left on his running contract, the club announced the departure of the former VVV Venlo star on their Twitter handle with a short video.

No reason was given for the termination of the contract by both parties.

“Thank you Nigerian falcon, wishing you all the best in the future! @Ahmedmusa718,” the club said on their Twitter page.

The announcement confirmed earlier reports that the 28-year-old was set to leave the club, which he denied.

Musa has been linked with a move to Turkish club Fenerbahce this summer despite a below par campaign with Al Nassr.

The former Kano Pillars forward failed to find the back of the net in 17 league appearances this season and also watched as the Riyadh club lost the championship to bitter rivals Al Hilal.

In his two years stint at the club, Musa won the 2019 Saudi Arabia League and scored seven goals in 24 appearances that season.

Speaking with ESPN, Musa, who joined Al-Nassr in 2018 after a loan spell at Russian side CSKA Moscow, said he was in talks with a number of European clubs.

“I have enjoyed my time in the two years that I have been here, and the club have been great to me,” Musa told ESPN.

“But I have always wanted to return to Europe, and I feel that this is the best time for me to make that move.

“I want to get back to playing at the top level again against the best players in the world.”

According to him, his agent is “talking with some clubs in Europe”.

“He knows what I want, so when there is something, I am sure he will let me know,” the 28-year-old added.

He also said he requested that his contract with Al-Nassr be terminated.

“I met with the club and requested that they should terminate my contract, and they were kind enough to agree to let me go,” he told ESPN.