Leicester City wrote themselves a fairy tale that grasped the attention of the entire world in the 2015-16 season. It saw them launch an incredible title win as the world stood to watch in amazement.
Winning the Premier League changed the club overnight. They had become one of the English sides to represent Europe, they were linked with big-name signings and most importantly they were being referred to as defending champions.
One such signing amidst such euphoria was Ahmed Musa. The Nigerian centre-forward, who was signed in from CSKA Moscow, impressed largely in his time at Russia and scored 54 goals and set up another 29 in 168 outings for the club.
Musa’s arrival was seen as a much-needed move but for Leicester who were then preparing for an assault on domestic and European competitions and badly needed a backup hitman to the fan-favorite Jamie Vardy.
It has been almost a year and a half since Musa arrived and things are very different from what it was back then. The club finished 12th in the title defence campaign, the worst in English history and are now again stuck in mid-table this season.
Musa has not been able to deliver what he was brought in for and the Nigerian has only made 33 appearances for the club scoring a paltry five goals. It is this loss of form that has seen Musa find it difficult to secure a first team spot and the striker has been left short on confidence, leading to the demise of his career at the club.
Here is a look at the three clubs he can head to in order to revive his career.
The Saints have been miserable in front of goal with all their top strikers failing to deliver. Southampton have a good attacking side that can feed in strikers though both long balls and short passes and Musa’s fast pace and little stature can be perfect to play in coordination with someone like a Charlie Austin.
A brilliant campaign last year saw the Magpies return to the Premier League this season only to find themselves wanting. They are in desperate need of new players having failed to add significant strength in the summer and adding a striker of Musa’s quality will go a long way to solving their goalscoring problems.
Things have not gone well for the Black Cats well this season. Sunderland have just won two of their 20 league matches this season and with only 14 points on the board, they stand in the relegation zone. The club is near the rock bottom, 23rd in the Championship and has not registered a home win since last December. As the easiest solution to return to winning ways is to score goals, getting a striker on board should be top of their priority list and Musa can be a valuable addition here.