Nigerian Football Why Ahmed Musa left Saudi Club Al Nassr - possible destinations

Why Ahmed Musa left Saudi Club Al Nassr – possible destinations

The discussions has been going concerning how and why Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa left his Saudi Arabia Professional League club Al Nassr on mutual consent.

The reality is, it might turn out to be different from what many fans and followers of the Nigerian international would think of.

However, Ahmed Musa who has played for major clubs including Leicester City in the Premier League and CSKA Moscow left the Arabian club on the grounds of making it differently.

According to him, he left Al Nassr to play Professional Football at the highest level which appears to be a right step in the right direction, considering the class of player he is.

Musa who single-handedly helped Nigeria beat Iceland during the group stage clash in the FIFA World Cup in Russia, became a starlight as he drove the ball past two Icelandic defenders to increase Nigeria’s lead in the game.

His form was behind Leicester City’s chase for his services at that time in Russia. But leaving the Foxes for the Arabian side, he was able to win a trophy, which appears not to be at the highest level for a player at his level.

For the Nigerian, he wants to play for a bigger club where the world audience would see his performance, which could probably lift the lid on his career.

In November, Musa distanced himself from ongoing rumours linking him with a move to Sheffield United.

“I don’t know where the story [potential move to Sheffield] is coming from because I don’t pay attention to rumours and gossip,” he told BBC Sport as cited by

Back then at CSKA Moscow, the Russian League was not too popular among the European audience as compared to the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and the German Bundesliga.

In Arabia, almost none of the major broadcasters have the rights to broadcast games for the greater audience of the world. This makes it harder for potential nominations in the future.


But moving to major leagues with a high audience like the Italian Serie A and the Spanish La Liga, the best chance presents itself.

Five possible destinations for Ahmed Musa in the coming transfer window

1. AC Milan – Serie A
2. Real Sociedad – La Liga
3. Crystal Palace – Premier League
4. Brighton & Hove Albion – Premier League
5. Rangers – Scottish Premiership

Ibiye Ambille
Ibiye Ambille
Ibiye Ambille is a senior editor at Interesting Football, specializing in news reporting and analysis. Love's football, follows the game with passion.
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