New arrival at Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Musa has disclosed that another big treat he is happy to see at the oil rich outfit is the presence of Moroccan international, Nordin Amrabat, who also arrived from England this summer.
While Amrabat preceded Musa into the Suadi club from Watford, the Super Eagles star says having another recent former English Premier League player as a teammate gives him a lot of excitement for better days to come.
After dazzling as Nigeria’s most exciting player at the recent World Cup in Russia, during which he scored two stunning goals in a 2-0 win against Iceland, Musa has joined Al Nassr in the Saudi Arabia Professional Football League on a four-year contract from Leicester.
The Saudi club announced the signing of the World Cup star in a deal believed to be worth £17.5m, which makes him the highest paid Nigerian football player.
Musa joined Leicester City in 2016 as a record signing for £16.6m and scored four goals in 33 matches for Leicester in two seasons he spent at the club.
However, he struggled to make an impact in Claude Puel’s set-up and was loaned back to CSKA Moscow of Russia last season to stay in shape for the World Cup.
Musa has now joined the rest of his teammates in their pre-season camp in Switzerland and might make his debut in a friendly with Dubai-based Baniyas Sports club in Holland on Sunday.
Musa’s new club finished third in the Saudi Professional League last season and will play in the Asian Champions League next term under the tutelage of Jose Daniel Carreño, who is starting a second stint in charge of the club’s technical crew.
Aside the presence of Amrabat at Al Nassr, Musa can also be assured of high level comfort in the team, as the club’s top brass, crew and fans gave him a special welcome on Friday, after completing a deal to sign the fleet-footed attacker-cum-winger.
To herald Musa’s arrival, Al Nassr’s official Twitter handle posted a video of the star in the early hours of Friday, followed by an official announcement of their permanent signing of the former Kano Pillars, VV Van Venlo of Holland and CSKA Moscow of Russia striker.
Musa has been a subject of transfer speculation at Leicester this summer, after spending the last six months on loan at back at CSKA, and the Saudi side’s persistence paid off, as they eventually agreed a fee with the former Premier League champions on Thursday.
“#ALNASSR signed a four year contract with Nigerian left winger and former @LCFC player Ahmed Musa @Ahmedmusa718, welcome to the Global Club Ahmed!” Al Nassr tweeted.