Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa is set to join Premier League club West Bromwich Albion on a permanent and is booked for medical on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old has not been attached to a club since leaving Saudi Arabian outfit Al Nassr in October 2020.
According to report in England, the Baggies have requested a visa for the winger and booked him in for a medical on Wednesday.
It has been suggested that Sam Allardyce is looking for a deal until the end of the season.
The former Kano Pillars forward will provide the attacking boost that Sam Allardyce is looking for as Albion continues to fight against an immediate return to the Championship.
The Baggies have their first win under Allardyce and there was a definite improvement in performance against West Ham despite the 2-1 loss.
A new forward is desperately needed as Karlan Grant has struggled to make an impact since he joined from Huddersfield in the summer.
Musa looks like he could be the man that Big Sam has chosen to help fire Albion to safety as the Baggies boss continues to add to his squad this month.
This transfer is ideal for Big Sam as he is securing the services of a player with Premier League experience without shelling out on a transfer fee as Albion’s finances continue to struggle.
Hopefully we will see Musa in an Albion shirt before the window closes as Allardyce is close to securing the signing of the new striker he desperately needs.
Things did not work out at the King Power Stadium, as the African made just seven league starts from 21 outings. He joined after the Foxes had claimed the Premier League title and hoped to be part of something special.
But he was loaned back to CSKA for the second half of the 2017-18 campaign. He was then sold to Al Nassr in January 2019 and played 62 times in all competitions before being released.
Capped 95 times by Nigeria, Musa’s career has stalled since he left CSKA Moscow in 2016. Having scored 55 goals in 167 appearances for the Russians, he joined Leicester City in the summer of that year.