Sheffield Wednesday are preparing a move for free agent Ahmed Musa, according to Pete O’Rourke.
The Owls are looking to start a new era at Hillsborough after taking the decision to replace Garry Monk with Tony Pulis who took charge of the club during the international break.
The Welshman’s first match in charge didn’t go exactly to plan, however, with Yorkshire side falling to a 1-0 defeat against Preston.
It was also a game that saw Josh Windass sent off, meaning that their attacking options will be somewhat limited in the coming weeks.
That’s why a move for Musa is so interesting.
Sheffield Wednesday are lining up a move for former Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa on a free transfer. #swfc
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) November 25, 2020
Described by Claudio Ranieri as a player ‘with lots of speed’, the Nigeria international is a familiar face in England after spending two years with Leicester City after arriving for a fee of £16.6million.
However his time with the Foxes wasn’t a resounding success and that saw him sent out on loan to CSKA Moscow, before joining Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr on a permanent basis in the summer of 2018.
But after leaving the club last month, Musa is now a free agent and available to move outside of the transfer window.
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This could be an incredibly shrewd signing for Sheffield Wednesday.
While things didn’t exactly go to plan with Leicester City there’s no doubting the quality that Musa would be able to bring to Hillsborough if a deal was done.
With the 28-year-old being available immediately on a free transfer, this could prove to be an absolute bargain for the Owls.