New arrival at Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Musa has hinted that he might not have made the move on his own accord, as the former CSKA Moscow of Russia attacker says he was sold by Leicester City because they wanted oil rich money.
Musa, who struggled since his arrival from CSKA at Leicester, and had to play on loan back at the Russian club last season, hinted that the financial strength of Al Nassr’s bid play a key part in the shock deal that took him to the Middle East.
Many Nigerian football followers have argued all along that Musa was tempted by the huge financial trappings Al Nassr put before him and quickly jumped at the opportunity of getting cash and game time outside King Power Stadium.
However, the Super Eagles star inferred that he would not have gone to Saudi Arabia had the former English Premier League champions not pushed him to accept the offer.
Consequently, Musa joined the Riyadh side in a deal worth over £18m shortly after shinning for Nigeria at the World Cup in Russia, where he scored twice in three games, both coming in breathtaking fashion during the Eagles’ 2-0 win against Iceland.
Leicester then assured him of a prominent spot in their main team this season after his struggles last season, but Musa has now opened up by revealing that The Foxes suddenly arrived at a decision to sell him to Al Nassr because they wanted to use the money for a lot of projects in the coming months.
Musa declared: “I wanted to stay in England because that has been my dream for years but what will you do when you’re told a bid has been accepted for you? I had to move to where I know I will be celebrated.
“Talks have been on about how I moved for the money but nobody has considered the fact that Leicester City also sold me for the money. Transfers can only happen if both parties agree to it and that was my case.”