- Quits Leicester after 2 seasons
After two uneventful seasons in the English premiership, Nigeria international Ahmed Musa has dumped Leicester City FC for Saudi Arabia club, Al-Nassr.
The team, which is based in Riyadh, announced that Musa signed a four-year contract but failed to disclose the transfer fee.
Musa, 25, became the Foxes’ record signing in 2016 when he moved to the King Power for £16.6million, but failed to hold down a place and was loaned back to his old club CSKA Moscow for the remaining part of last season.
In 10 appearances at the Russian club, the Nigerian 2018 World Cup goal scorer found the net six times, a figure that is three times as many as he managed in his 21 Premier League appearances for Leicester.
He scored twice at the World Cup, with both goals coming against Iceland in Nigeria’s second Group D encounter at the Mundial.
The Saudi Club’s announcement of the move by Musa was however accompanied by a bizarre video that did not even feature their new signing, but only highlights of his playing career to date.
The clip consisted of a flight taking off from London directly to Al-Nassr, with an unidentified man making his way through security.
There was some footage of Musa’s past exploits, which could be viewed out of plane windows.
On board, highlights of the striker playing for Leicester, Nigeria and CSKA Moscow could be seen out of the cabin windows, including one of his World Cup strikes, and his International Champions Cup goal for the Foxes against Barcelona.
Rather than the video ending in the more traditional fashion, an image of the new signing in a shirt, or perhaps even just a scarf, the short feature ends with the plane flying perilously close to the main stand at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, the plane only just clearing it as the captain announced their arrival.
Al-Nassr finished third in the Saudi-Arabian professional league last season, qualifying for the Asian Champions League play-offs in the process.
Al-Nassr Saudi Club was formed in 1955. The club plays its home games at King Fahd Stadium and Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Riyadh. Its home colours are yellow and blue.- Agency report