The captain of the Nigeria national football team Ahmed Musa is reportedly closing on a move to the Turkish Super Lig.

Musa who was earlier reported to be on the verge of a sensational move back to Russia to team up with CSKA Moscow again is now been touted to seal a deal in Turkey in the coming days.

Since leaving his former Saudi club Al Nassr, Musa has been linked to many clubs but the fleet-footed forward has said his next destination is yet to be decided upon but it must be in Europe where he wants to still challenge at the very top.

Ahmed Musa

“I don’t know where the story [potential move to Sheffield] is coming from because I don’t pay attention to rumours and gossip,” Musa told BBC Sport Africa.

“With due respect to the club, I left Saudi Arabia to continue my career at the top level in Europe and that’s the ambition.

“It’s true that there is genuine interest from different clubs, but my agent Tony [Harris] is the one handling that.

“He knows what I want and I also know I want to play at the highest level at this stage of my professional career.

Ahmed Musa
Ahmed Musa of Nigeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Quarterfinal football match between Nigeria and South Africa at the Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 10 July 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

“I said when I left Saudi Arabia that my utmost desire is to challenge myself competitively at the top level both at the club and national team level.

“I’ve continued to keep myself fit for the next challenge and that is the only mindset I need right now. But, like every player representing the country, I want to play at the highest level.”

Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are outrightly the two top Turkish clubs capable of luring Musa to Turkey.

 

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