Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa has revealed he left his bumper contract in Saudi Arabia for a return to europe, saying he wasn’t released by the club.

Musa joined the Riyadh club on a four-year contract he after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but the former NPFL goalking cancelled his contract with the Yellow and blues after two years with him citing a return to europe as a reason.

The 28 year-old had a chat with ESPN and revealed that his exit from the Saudi giants was propelled by he himself but both parties had come to an amicable, mutual understanding.

“I met with the club and requested that they should terminate my contract, and they were kind enough to agree to let me go,” Musa told ESPN.

Al-Nassr announced Musa’s departure with a farewell message on the Riyadh club’s social media pages celebrated some of the goals scored by the Nigerian in his time in Saudi.

“Thank you Nigerian falcon, wishing you all the best in the future,” Al-Nassr posted on Twitter.

Musa left Leicester City after a stellar performance for Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup in Russia and has revealed his desire to play in one of the best leagues in europe once again.

“I have enjoyed my time in the two years that I have been here, and the club have been great to me.

“But I have always wanted to return to Europe, and I feel that this is the best time for me to make that move.

“I want to get back to playing at the top level again against the best players in the world.

“I would like to thank everyone at Al-Nassr and all the fans for understanding and respecting my wishes, but especially for making me feel such a big part of the club and I will never forget them.” he told ESPN.


Musa is however not short of offers with his agent confirming there are offers from all over europe for the 2013 AFCON winner.

Ahmed Musa is currently with Premier League side West Bromwich Albion awaiting the club to wrap things up as regards contract.

He has undergone medical checks and fitness tests but his signing now hangs on the financial strength of the club.