West Brom risk LOSING chance to sign free agent Ahmed Musa with no funds left after a busy January window… with Burnley, Southampton and Brighton ready to swoop for the forward
- Ahmed Musa is a free agent after terminating his deal with Saudi side Al-Nassr
- The striker has trained with West Brom and impressed manager Sam Allardyce
- The Baggies are running low on funds after a busy January transfer window
- A host of Premier League clubs are ready to jump in to steal the Nigerian star
Ahmed Musa is drawing attention from other Premier League sides as he is yet to sign terms with West Brom.
After being invited over by manager Sam Allardyce, the 28-year-old free agent and former Leicester City forward arrived in the country on Tuesday and underwent medical tests ahead of training at West Brom on Wednesday.
The Nigeria international forward is understood to have impressed Allardyce and his coaching staff, who were hoping he would sign a contract until the end of the season and bolster their attacking options.
Ahmed Musa is on the verge of a move to West Brom but the transfer is now far from certain
The striker terminated his Al-Nassr contract and wants to move back to the European leagues
However, Albion’s Chinese owners have stretched their budget to the limit in the January window and are now struggling to release more funds to sign Musa.
Albion brought in Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal, Okay Yukuslu from Celta Vigo, Mbaye Diagne from Galatasaray plus Robert Snodgrass and Andy Lonergan last month.
One possible lifeline could come if West Brom winger Kamil Grosicki completes a move back to Poland with Legia Warsaw.
West Brom’s active transfer window last month has left them low on funds for a Musa move
Musa was last in the Premier League with Leicester City, where he spent just two seasons
The 32-year-old is out of contract in the summer and Legia would like to sign him now with their window open until February 24.
They have asked about a loan though Albion would prefer a permanent transfer. That would free up some wages but free agent Musa may yet pursue other options with the likes of Burnley, Southampton, Brighton and CSKA Moscow all understood to be either willing to make him an offer or inviting him in to train with them instead.
That leaves West Brom facing the prospect of losing Musa to one of their rivals.