Newcastle offered chance to sign £16m Premier League flop on a free transfer – Reports

According to reports over the past 24 hours, Newcastle United have been offered the chance to sign Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa.

The 28-year-old attacker completed a £16m move to Leicester City back in 2016, but struggled to make any real impact at the King Power Stadium.

After just five goals in his first year for the Foxes, he was loaned out to CSKA Moscow in January 2018 and then completed a £15m move to Al-Nassr later that year.

A few years on, he’s now a free agent after leaving the Saudi club last month – and both TEAMtalk and The Chronicle are reporting that his agent has offered the versatile forward our way, with him keen to have another crack at Premier League level.

Lee Ryder claims we are ‘monitoring’ his situation and ‘taking a look’ at a potential deal for a man who can play up top, out wide or behind the striker.

Elsewhere, TEAMtalk claim he’s also been offered to West Ham, Burnley and Sheffield United, as well as ourselves.

He’s at a decent age, having not long turned 28, can play in a number of positions, has pace to burn and won’t cost much, but his past record in England and uninspiring spell in Saudi might just put us off.

Here’s him in action:

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