Leicester City’s Ahmed Musa is apparently on West Bromwich Albion’s radar as they are contemplating on making a hefty bid for the Nigerian International. Not so long ago, Musa expressed his love for England and desire to stay in the Premier League which has alerted the Baggies into going for a possible swoop.
The 24-year old Nigerian, who arrived at the King Power Stadium last summer for a price of almost £17m, could be well on his way out after failing to impress consistently with the Foxes throughout last season. Also, with Leicester City expected to make major signings, he could fall down the pecking order.
The Baggies are set to take advantage of the prevailing situation with the forward and are willing to pay £15m for the player who is currently tied to the Foxes till 2020.
The 24-year old made 13 first team starts in his total of 32 appearances in all competitions for the Foxes last season but scored only 4 goals in the process. The Nigerian found life tough in the Premier League and is yet to settle properly and get accustomed to the challenges it brings.
The ex-CSKA Moscow player has an overall pass success rate of 70.5 % and mustered 11 key passes. Much better stats are required from an individual who cost the club a staggering £17m.
The player’s average of 0.8 shots per game is also not quite impressive and it shows his movement in the final third needs improving. (Stats via WhoScored)
What’ll he offer the club?
The Player has a long way to go from being a lethal out and out striker. Leicester had a poor league campaign after lifting the title and perhaps that was a reason why the Nigerian had a subdued debut season at the club.
The Baggies need someone reliable and consistent up front to provide them with chances and opportunities and Pulis needs to pursue better quality if he wants a better finish in the Premier League table.
At the moment, West Brom already have better players than Musa, so signing him would be a case of quantity over quality, which isn’t something West Brom need if they want to break into the top eight spots.
Worth the money?
For a club like West Brom, they just cannot afford to spill £15m quid on the basis of blind faith and belief that the player would regenerate his stellar form with them. They are not equipped with huge transfer war chests like the other Premier League biggies and need to spend precociously rather than on gut-feeling.
For £15m, the player is absolutely not worth the money and Pulis should be looking for better players up front.