Ahmed Musa has turned down a potential move to Championship club Sheffield Wednesday during the January transfer window.
Musa recently parted ways from Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr on mutual consent in order to revive his career in a more competitive club.
Premier League clubs Newcastle United and West Ham are reportedly interested in the Super Eagles striker and may make their moves few weeks from now.
Musa spoke to BBC Sport Africa concerning the potential move to Sheffield Wednesday:
“I don’t know where the story [potential move to Sheffield] is coming from because I don’t pay attention to rumours and gossip.
“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.”
The 28-year-old who participated in the Eagles Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone few weeks ago, was in fine form for Al Nassr, scoring 11 goals and provided 14 assists in 57 matches, helping them to win the Saudi Pro League and Super Cup titles.
Musa had also played for Russian club CSKA Moscow, where he helped them win three league titles before he moved to Leicester City in the then club-record fee of about £16.6 million in the summer of 2016.
However, he struggled with the Foxes and was forced back to Russia on loan at CSKA for the remainder of the 2017-18 season and he scored six times in 10 appearances.
“For some reasons, things didn’t actually work out there [at Leicester], but you can’t focus too much on the past. I’d rather try to write a better story if another opportunity to play in the Premier League presents itself.” Musa continued.
Turkish giants Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are also said to have registered their interest in signing the Super Eagles star. He confirmed this saying:
“It’s true that there are 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.
Meanwhile, Musa could overtake both Vincent Enyeama and Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s most capped player if he continues to get playing time at the Super Eagles.