Ahmed Musa Set For A Loan Move To Galatasaray
Nigerian international and Leicester City of England forward Ahmed Musa is set to join Turkish champions Galatasaray on loan. Ahmed Musa spent the second half of last season on loan at Russian club CSKA Moscow after failing to tie down a regular starting berth under Frenchman Claude Puel.
Musa failed to feature in any Premier League game and made just a solitary appearance for the Foxes in the EFL Cup. The lack of playing time prompted the former Kano Pillars striker to opt for a loan move back to his former club CSKA Moscow in the second half of last season.
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The move paid off as he played regularly for CSKA Moscow both in the League and in Europe, he helped them get to their quarter-finals of the Europa League where they lost to Arsenal.
Musa was also instrumental in helping CSKA Moscow finish second in the Russian Premier League securing qualification into the group stages of the UEFA Champions League for next season in the process.
This impressive displays helped him regain his place in the national team and he was eventually selected as part of the Super Eagles squad to the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The pacy winger scored six goals and registered three assists in 10 league appearances for CSKA Moscow and the Russian club announced last week that he will be returning to Leicester City after the completion of the loan move.
According to a report in the Turkish newspaper, Milliyet, Musa is eager to join the Istanbul-based outfit and talks are ongoing between the two clubs over the loan move.
Galatasaray will compete in the Champions League next season after winning the Turkish title last season. Ahmed Musa is currently in Nigeria’s squad in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
He came in as a second-half substitute for Alex Iwobi in the Super Eagles’ 2-0 defeat against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday.