Nigeria Super Eagles captain and former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) topscorer Ahmed Musa could be on his way to join his former club Kano Pillars on a short-term deal, Felele247.com.ng understands.
Musa, 28, has been without a club since October 2020, after leaving Saudi Arabian outfit Al Nasr by mutual content and was unable join West Bromish Albion to tie up a deal in Europe during the last transfer window in January.
Felele247.com.ng gathered from a close source that the former Leicester City forward who started his football career in city of Jos, Plateau State with Napoli FC of Buruku is expected to complete a short term deal with the former NPFL champions and current Aetio Cup winners in the coming days.
“A possible deal have been struck between Kano Pillars and Ahmed Musa, what is left is for all the contract papers to be signed”, he disclosed to Felele247.com.ng.
“It is practically impossible to get a deal in Europe before May when Super Eagles will reconvene for the World Cup qualifiers and he really wants to keep himself in a competitive shape for that,” the source added.
Musa is expected to join the 2013 league winners on a “flexible short term deal” till the end of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
In 2008, Musa was loaned to JUTH F.C.where he played 18 games, scoring four goals in his first two professional seasons for the Healers. He was subsequently loaned to Kano Pillars F.C., in the 2009–10 season where he set the league record scoring multiple crucial goals as Pillars finished second.
Musa held the record for the highest goals ever scored in one season in the history of the Nigeria Premier League until November 2011, when Jude Aneke of Kaduna United F.C. set a new record of 20 goals.
Musa was transferred to Dutch club VVV-Venlo in summer 2010, but the move was held up because he was only 17 years of age and therefore not eligible for an ITC in accordance with the current FIFA rules. He was officially eligible to play for VVV-Venlo on 14 October 2010 when he eventually turned 18 years of age.
Less than a week after arriving at the club, Musa made his debut for VVV-Venlo against FC Groningen on 30 October. He started the game for VVV-Venlo, was fouled in the 50th minute and received a penalty kick
On 7 January 2012, Musa signed for Russian side CSKA Moscow for an undisclosed fee.
On 17 September 2014 he scored an 82nd minute consolation goal in a 5–1 UEFA Champions League away rout to A.S. Roma. On 1 June 2015, Musa signed a new four-year contract with CSKA until the end of the 2018–19 season. He finished the 2015–16 Russian Premier League season as the 5th highest scorer, becoming one of only seven players aged 23 or younger to reach double figures for goals in each of the past two seasons in Europe’s top seven leagues
On 8 July 2016, Musa moved to Leicester City for a club record £16.6 million. He scored his first goals with the club in a friendly against Barcelona in the 2016 International Champions Cup which ended in a 4–2 loss. He made his Premier League debut on 13 August 2016 in the club’s opening day 2–1 defeat to Hull City. He scored his first Premier League goal with the opener in a 3–1 victory over Crystal Palace on 22 October 2016.