Why Allardyce wants Ahmed Musa at West Brom

West Bromwich Albion manager, Sam Allardyce has explained why he wants Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa in his team.

The Daily Mail confirmed that Baggies coach has turned his attention to Musa because he needs a forward to help his team score enough goals to avoid relegation and at the lowest cost.

Musa has on his own stated that he is interested in the move – desirous to prove he has the quality to succeed in the Premier League. It is his second coming after the mediocre tenure with Leicester.

West Brom have reportedly applied for a visa for the 28-year-old with a view to signing him on a short-term contract.

The Nigerian captain is a free agent after leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr and has been attracting interest from Wolves, Fulham and his former club CSKA Moscow.

Musa joined Leicester from CSKA for a club record £16.6million in 2016. Yet, despite an impressive start where he scored a spectacular brace in a pre-season game against Barcelona, he drifted out of form. He still managed to star for his country though in the 2018 World Cup and was sold to Al Nassr for £14.5m.

There he won the Saudi Premier League and Saudi Super Cup but left by mutual consent in November.

Allardyce wants to bolster his attacking options and believes Musa’s pace and power can add another dimension to his struggling side as they look to avoid relegation.

West Brom have requested a UK visa for Musa and he is expected to come in this Wednesday for medical tests. Should all go well, he will sign until the end of the season.