Musa, Leicester Disagree Over Saudi Interest

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Leicester City attacker, Ahmed Musa is in disagreement with his club’s top brass, over the prospects of a move to Saudi Arabia this summer, as the player is seeking a deal against The Foxes’ wish.

The report out of Queensland indicates that while Musa is open to making the switch this summer, Leicester have rejected a £12m bid for the in-form striker from Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia.

Musa, whose stunning goals against Iceland last month in Russia are still talking points, as one is short listed among 18 for the best at Russia 2018, was easily the best Super Eagles’ player at the World Cup.

He joined Leicester from CSKA Moscow two years ago for £16.6m and The Foxes are holding on tenaciously to him as they want to recoup their money.

However, Musa may be willing to leave Leicester, as he did not have much time to express himself while there and had to return on loan to CSKA last season, where he is better respected.

That loan spell expired just before the kick-off of the World Cup, as returning to CSKA helped in getting him back to shape, but he had just five appearances in 33 games while at Leicester.

The report further reveals that Al Nassr Riyad are willing to offer £40m for his services and are ready to pay him a salary that will possibly make him the highest earning African player.

The departure of Riyad Mahrez made Leicester to have second thoughts about sanctioning his move away from the club, but Musa has made it clear he wants to leave for the Saudi outfit.

A source close to the attacker said: “Musa wants to leave for Al Nassr, no going back on it. The chance to make that kind of money hardly comes twice in life. As a matter of fact he has told Leicester City he is interested in the move.

“He will resume training at Leicester City next week and talks will be held with the club. They already know of his intentions, so they won’t be much problem when it comes to taking a decision on the move.”

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  1. Fact is if Leicester want to keep him then he’s staying, simple as that. He will leave when we want him to leave and for the fee we want to sell him for, not when he decides he wants to leave. He has a contract so unless he wants to buy himself out of it, he doesn’t decide.

    To suggest they are willing to bid £40m while submitting a £12m bid, concludes it’s blatant lies. If they are willing to pay £40m then they would have bid at least £25-30m as a first offer, not £12m.

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