Wednesday Jan 27, 2021. 09:00
Nigeria international Ahmed Musa is a ‘person of interest’ for English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in the current transfer window.
The 28-year-old winger is currently a free agent having parted ways with Saudi Professional League club Al Nasser in October 2020.
It was reported that West Brom attempted to sign Musa, who is the Nigeria national team captain, in the last transfer window.
However, a proposed loan deal did not come to fruition despite the player agreeing personal terms with the Baggies.
West Brom manager Sam Allardyce has now confirmed he is expecting the winger to have a trial with his relegation-threatened side.
“He [Musa] is not here yet. He’s a person of interest and when he arrives we’ll alert everybody and let them know,” Allardyce said on West Brom Evening News.
“We’ve had many other players on the radar, many abroad, but we’ve not been able to secure that particular player yet.”
Musa will be hoping to return to the Premier League as he was on the books of Leicester City between 2016 and 2018.
“We must keep our ear open on the transfer market to try and secure the signings that we want – we want two more if we can possibly achieve that,” he continued.
“I’d emphasise we have to try and get the right quality, but it’s difficult in our position. Some might not want to join the fight and the position where we are in the Premier League.”
Musa scored twice in 21 Premier League matches for Leicester and he was sold to Al Nasser in August 2018 following a loan spell at Russian club CSKA Moscow.