Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles captain, plays down Sheffield Wednesday's offer

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles captain, plays down Sheffield Wednesday's offer

- Ahmed Musa has hinted that he is not interested in joining Sheffield Wednesday

- The Nigerian captain has his eyes focused on returning to topflight football

- Musa recently parted ways with Al Nassr on mutual consent after spending two years with them

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Nigerian winger Ahmed Musa plays down a potential move to Championship club Sheffield Wednesday during the January transfer window.

The 28-year-old forward recently parted ways with Suadi Arabian side Al Nassr on mutual consent in a bid to revive his career at a competitive club.

Premier League outfits like Newcastle United and West Ham United are reportedly watching out for the player and there's a chance they might make a move a few weeks from now.

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Musa, who was recently in action for the Super Eagles in their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone told BBC Sport Africa:

Ahmed Musa, Nigerian captain stylishly turns down Sheffield Wednesday's offer
Ahmed Musa during Nigeria's AFCON 2019 3rd place match against Tunisia. Photo : Ulrik Pedersen / Icon Sport.
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"I don't know where the story [potential move to Sheffield] is coming from because I don't pay attention to rumours and gossip.
"With due respect to the club, I left Saudi Arabia to continue my career at the top level in Europe and that's the ambition."

During his reign at the King Saud University Stadium side, the attacker scored 11 goals and provided 14 assists in 57 matches, helping them to win the Saudi Pro League and Super Cup titles.

Before his spell in the Arabian country, Musa had won three league titles and added three domestic cup titles with Russian club CSKA Moscow.

He then proceeded to join Leicester City in the then club-record fee of about £16.6 million in the summer of 2016.

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The Nigerian captain could not replicate his form in Russia with the Foxes - scoring just five goals in 33 games across competitions.

The Premier League outfit had to bundle him out on a short loan spell at CSKA for the remainder of the 2017-18 season and he scored six times in 10 appearances. Musa continued:

"For some reasons, things didn't actually work out there [at Leicester], but you can't focus too much on the past. I'd rather try to write a better story if another opportunity to play in the Premier League presents itself."

Turkish giants Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are also said to have registered their interest in signing the Super Eagles star. He confirmed this saying:

"It's true that there are genuine interest from different clubs, but my agent Tony [Harris] is the one handling that. He knows what I want and I also know I want to play at the highest level at this stage of my professional career.

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"I said when I left Saudi Arabia that my utmost desire is to challenge myself competitively at the top level both at club and national team level.
"I've continued to keep myself fit for the next challenge and that is the only mindset I need right now. But, like every player representing the country, I want to play at the highest level."

Musa could overtake both Vincent Enyeama and Joseph Yobo as Nigeria's most capped player if he continues to get playing time at the national team.

The former goalkeeper won 101 caps for the national team while Yobo was just one appearance short of Enyeama's record.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian star Ahmed Musa could be on his way back to the Premier League as Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing the winger.

The 28-year-old is currently without a club after parting ways with Saudi Arabia outfit Al Nassr on mutual consent.

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Sources close to the Super Eagles captain can confirm that the Magpies and a few other top European clubs are chasing for his signature.

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