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Report: Newcastle, Crystal Palace and West Ham offered Ahmed Musa

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Report: Newcastle, Crystal Palace and West Ham offered Ahmed Musa

Newcastle United, West Ham United and Crystal Palace are amongst the Premier League clubs to have been offered the chance to sign Ahmed Musa, according to a report from TEAMtalk.

Musa is currently a free agent after a spell in Saudi Arabia. But he is not a stranger to English football having spent around two years on Leicester City’s books.

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In fact, the Nigeria international became the Foxes’ then club-record signing shortly after they won the Premier League title back in 2016. According to BBC Sport, he cost around £16 million.

Unfortunately, his time at the King Power Stadium did not go to plan. He scored just two goals in the top flight. And his overall tally for the club stood at five goals in 33 appearances.

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TEAMtalk reports that he has now been offered to a host of Premier League sides. As well as Newcastle, West Ham and Palace; Burnley and Sheffield United have also received contact from the 28-year-old’s representatives.

The report does note that it is not yet clear whether any of the quintet may be tempted to make an offer for Musa.

 

TBR View: Tough to see sides making Musa move

Musa has not been prolific for some time. He has not reached double figures for league goals since his final season with CSKA Moscow which led to his move to Leicester.

He did manage seven assists in the Saudi top flight last season. So it would certainly be foolish to rule out the idea of any side making a move.

But even on a free transfer, it is difficult to see any of the quintet taking the gamble on the forward as things stand.

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