Super Eagles of Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa has reached an agreement to join Turkish Super Lig club Fatih Karagumruk. This information was disclosed by Turkish online news media Milliyet, the modest club is set to announce his arrival this week.
Ahmed Musa, who has been previously linked with Turkish giants Besiktas and Galatasaray will sign as a free agent. Musa joined Nigeria Professional Football League outfit Kano Pillars on a short-term deal in April and part of the deal was that he could leave on a free transfer whenever he gets a suitable offer from Europe.
“We are ready for the holiday! Let our fans get ready, holiday gifts are on the way,” Karagümrük Vice President Serkan Hurma was quoted by the website.
The 28-year-old Nigerian international was without a club for five months before linking up with the four-time NPFL champions Kano Pillars. The experienced winger parted ways with Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr on October 25, 2020.
Ahmed Musa started his European sojourn at Eredivisie side VVV Venlo and his eye-catching displays at the modest Dutch club saw him earn a move to Russian top-flight side CSKA Moscow.
Ahmed Musa had a great time at CSKA Moscow where he won three Russian Premier League titles, one Russian Cup, and two Russia Super Cups with the Horses in his four-year spell at the club, he joined Leicester City on July 8, 2016, for a club record of £16.6 million at that time.
Musa’s career nose-dived at Leicester City, following his inability to tie down a regular place at the King Power Stadium, he was sent back to CSKA Moscow on loan, before teaming up with Al Nassr in 2018 on a permanent deal.
Ahmed Musa’s move to Al Nassr was a huge shock because several European clubs were queuing up for his signature after an impressive performance at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia where he scored two goals in three matches.