Ahmed Musa: My ambition is to play at the top level in Europe

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa says he is excited to be able to return to the national team after missing recent games due to injury.

Ahmed Musa has debunked reports of his possible transfer to Sheffield Wednesday from the Championship team, revealing his ambition to play in the top flight.

The Nigeria international is currently without a team after leaving Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr in October by mutual agreement.

Since then, the light-footed winger has been linked to the Hillsborough Stadium team, but the 28-year-old has now distanced himself from the rumors.

“I don’t know where the story is [potential move to Sheffield] It comes because I don’t pay attention to rumors and gossip, ”Musa told BBC Sport Africa.

“With all due respect to the club, I left Saudi Arabia to continue my career at the highest level in Europe and that is the ambition.

“It is true that there is a genuine interest from different clubs, but my agent Tony [Harris] is the one that handles that.

“He knows what I want and I also know that I want to play at the highest level at this stage of my professional career.

“I said when I left Saudi Arabia that my greatest wish is to challenge myself at the highest level at both club and national level.

“I continued to stay fit for the next challenge and that’s the only mindset I need right now. But, like all the players who represent the country, I want to play at the highest level ”.

Musa spent two years with the Premier League club Leicester City, but struggled to establish himself at the King Power Stadium.

The forward subsequently left the Foxes in 2018 to join Al Nassr in his quest to enjoy more playing time, but has now put his disappointment with Leicester behind him.

“For some reasons, things didn’t really work out [at Leicester]But you can’t focus too much on the past, ”he continued.

“I’d rather try to write a better story if another opportunity to play in the Premier League presents itself.”

Besides playing for Leicester City, he also played for CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League, where he spent two seasons.

Musa is currently the captain of the Nigerian national team and has 95 appearances for the Super Eagles.

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