Clubs Including Burnley Ready to Swoop For Former Leicester City Forword
Ahmed Musa is drawing attention from a number of Premier League clubs after being invited over by Sam Allardyce to train with West Bromwich Albion, however the free agent and former Leicester City striker is yet to sign terms with the Baggies after arriving in the country on Tuesday and under going medical tests ahead of training with West Brom.
The Nigeria international forward is understood to have impressed Allardyce and his coaching staff, who were hoping he would sign a contract until the end of the season to bolster their attacking options. However, Albion’s Chinese owners have stretched their budget to the limit in the January and are now struggling to release funds to sign Musa.
Albion brought in Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal, Okay Yukuslu from Celta Vigo, Mbaye Diagne from Galatasaray plus Robert Snodgrass and Andy Lonergan last month. One possible lifeline could come if West Brom winger Kamil Grosicki completes a move back to Poland with Legia Warsaw. Grosicki, is out of contract in the summer and Legia would like to sign him now with their window open until February 24.
Legia Warsaw have asked about a loan though West Bromwich Albion would prefer a permanent transfer, which would free up some wages but free agent Musa may yet pursue other options with the likes of Burnley, Southampton, Brighton and CSKA Moscow all understood to be either willing to make him an offer or inviting him in to train with them instead. That leaves West Brom facing the prospect of losing Musa to one of their rivals.