It’s no longer a news that Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa will not be joining West Bromwich Albion but Sam Allardyce has come out to reveal the factor behind the failed move.
Musa travelled to the West Midlands two weeks ago to have his medicals at the Baggies training facility.
West Brom who saw off competition from a host of clubs both in the Premier League and in other parts of Europe however kicked against signing the former Leicester City man.
Sam Allardyce has now revealed that West Brom do not have the financial strength to pull of the deal.
“We’d already brought four players in, so it didn’t fall within our budget anymore,” Allardyce said, as per Birmingham Mail.
“More players would have had to have left to have funded that one. It’s a shame that Musa didn’t get in or come in earlier, obviously because of Covid he couldn’t make it.
“He may have been one of the four that we brought in, but because he was the fifth it couldn’t get done.”
The 2013 AFCON Winner is still up for grabs in the market as he’s a free agent having parted ways with Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr in October 2020.
The relegation threatened side were reported to have made an attempt to sign Musa from Al Nassr at the start of the campaign but both parties couldn’t reach an agreement for a loan deal despite the player agreeing personal terms with the Baggies.