By Godwin Aikigbe
Ahmed Musa has penned an emotional farewell letter to his former club Leicester City after completing his transfer to Saudi Arabia side Al Nassir on a four-year deal.
The 25-year-old Nigeria forward sent tongues wagging on Thursday 1 August by opting to play in the lowly Saudi league amid offers from several top clubs, including Turkish giants Galatasaray.
“I want to thank everybody at Leicester football club for making my time in England a pleasure. Although it was short I have a lot of experiences I will cherish forever. No matter what this club allowed me to fulfill my dream of playing in the Premier League and for that I am forever grateful. I want to wish the team all success in the future, I will be watching and supporting! 💙 #LFC,” stated the former CSKA Moscow player, who is looking to kick-start his Al Nassir career.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to start the next chapter of my career with you. I am so excited and can’t wait to get started! Thank you all for the warm welcome! I hope we create many great memories together inshallah,” stated Musa, who capped off his stellar 2018 World Cup final campaign with two brilliant goals against Iceland.
The Nigeria forward was always going to leave King Power Stadium where he failed to tie down a starting shirt following his € 19.5 million switch from CSKA Moscow in July 2017.
He played the first half of last season with the U23 team before rejoining CSKA on loan for the remainder of the season, netting six times in 10 games for the Russian giants.