Championship outfit Hull City are the bookies’ favourites to land Leicester City misfit Ahmed Musa, according to Sky Bet.
The 24-year-old only moved to the King Power Stadium last summer in what was, at the time, a club record £16.6 million deal, yet he failed to live up to that price-tag in his debut season in English football, netting just twice in 21 league games for the 2015/16 Premier League champions.
And his future at the club has been plunged into even greater doubt this term, as the Nigeria international has failed to appear in any of Leicester’s three league matchday squads, with his one and only appearance of the campaign coming in their 4-1 win over Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup.
And uncertainty surrounding his future has seen the odds shorten on his next move, and Leonid Slutsky’s Hull City are now the 6/4 favourites to land the striker this month, ahead of Premier League outfit Burnley (7/2) and Turkish giants Fenerbahce (7/1).
Tigers boss Slutsky worked with Musa during their time at CSKA Moscow and it was his form at the Russian club which ultimately earned him a move to Leicester, having netted 54 goals and laid on 29 assists in 168 matches for the side.
And, according to the bookies, a reunion with Musa at Hull could very much be in the offing for Slutsky before Thursday’s deadline.
The Verdict: Ahmed Musa has quite simply failed to live up to expectations at Leicester City, with just two Premier League goals a woeful return for a player who cost £16.6 million.
And the writing must be on the wall for the 24-year-old after being left out of all three of their league matchday squads this season, but his time in English football may not be over just yet, as Hull are the bookies’ favourites to land the forward.
Musa netted 54 goals in 168 games for CSKA Moscow to earn a move to the Premier League, and that fine form came under the stewardship of now-Hull manager Leonid Slutsky.
The 46-year-old clearly knows how to get the best out of the Nigeria international, and if he were able to do that again at Hull to reinvigorate the forward’s career, the Tigers would have quite the player in their ranks.
Only time will tell though whether the bookies have got this one right.
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