Nigerian superstar emerges as top transfer target for Premier League club this summer

Nigerian superstar emerges as top transfer target for Premier League club this summer

- West Ham still interested in signing Nigerian captain Ahmed Musa

- The Hammers boss Moyes is hoping to add the Super Eagles star to his attack

- Musa is currently without a club since he left Al Nassr late last year

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Ahmed Musa's return to the Premier League could finally happen in the summer as West Ham United are keen on signing the Nigerian forward on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to join the Hammers during the January window but David Moyes chose not to bring a new striker to the London Stadium last month.

Musa has been without a club since last year after parting ways with Saudi Arabian outfit Al Nassr on mutual consent.

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And since then, several English clubs have shown interest in signing him but West Ham seem a little more serious with their bid for the Super Eagles captain.

Ahmed Musa emerges as top transfer target for Premier League club West Ham

Ahmed Musa in contention for the ball with Riyad Mahrez during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semifinal clash between Nigeria and Algeria. Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP
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The former Kano Pillars man is not new to the EPL having already spent some time with Leicester City between 2016 and 2018 but was shipped out after failing to establish himself in the process.

Despite his struggles during his reign at the King Power Stadium, the forward would be a good addition to any team that signs him due to his versatility in front as reported by Hammers News.

In addition, the winger has scored a total of 103 goals for club and country. So he clearly has something about him.

West Ham signing Musa on a short-term deal until the end of the season would undoubtedly make sense.

And bringing him to the London Stadium would certainly be better than having nobody at all to compete with Michail Antonio aside from 18-year-old Mipo Odubeko.

West Brom drop in race for Musa as 3 Premier League clubs show interest in Super Eagles captain

Legit.ng earlier reported that West Bromwich Albion have dropped interest in signing Ahmed Musa after claims that the Baggies could not financially cater for the Super Eagles captain.

However, top Premier League sides including Southampton, Brighton and Burnley have shown interest in the Nigerian international.

Reports also claim that Musa's former Russian side CSKA Moscow are also willing to grant him a second spell at the club.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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