Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa appears on the verge of accepting a move to Red Star Belgrade of Serbia in preference to an opportunity of staging a return to the English Premier League, where he once starred for Leicester City, megasportsarena.com reports.
Although five EPL clubs are reportedly keen on snatching Musa as a free agent in the coming days, following his unceremonious exit from Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia, the former Kano Pillars, VV Van Venlo of Holland and CSKA Moscow of Russia star is apparently scared of getting a repeat of the woes he faced during his time at King Power Stadium.
With that agonizing time still fresh in mind, Musa appears set to move to Serbia instead of looking at the offer of another spell in England, where he is said to be generating interest from the quintet of Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Burnley and Sheffield United.
The report by Team Talk added that all five EPL sides have already been approached by Musa’s agent, who is keen to get a new employer for the Golden Boot Soccer Academy product, who left Leicester to Al-Nassr after shinning at the 2018 World Cup.
He is now a free agent after mutually terminating his contract with the Saudi Pro League outfit last month and the erstwhile fleet-footed attacker-cum-winger, who is also said to have gained attention from clubs in Spain, Russia, Italy and Turkey, he would prefer a move to Serbia.
Serbian media outlet, Srpski Telegraf disclosed that Red Star Belgrade are in advanced talks to sign Musa in the January transfer window, as the 1991 European champions are targeting him to fill in for the likely departure of their Ghanaian striker, Richmond Boakye.