Premier League relegation-battling side West Bromwich Albion have been admirers of Nigeria captain, Ahmed Musa and manager Sam Allardyce confirmed the same in his last press conference.

The Super Eagles captain, Musa has already featured in the Premier League before during his stint at Leicester City from 2016-18 before moving to CSKA Moscow on loan and then transferring to Saudi Arabian side, Al-Nassr.

The 28-year old forward is a free agent having departed Al Nassr in October last year to pursue playing football elsewhere. The Baggies were keen on signing Musa in the previous transfer window but the loan deal fell through due to some undisclosed reasons even though the Nigerian had agreed personal terms with the club.

Sam Allardyce said, “He [Musa] is not here yet. He’s a person of interest and when he arrives, we’ll alert everybody and let them know”. “We’ve had many other players on the radar, many abroad, but we’ve not been able to secure that particular player yet. We must keep our ear open on the transfer market to try and secure the signings that we want – we want two more if we can possibly achieve that”.

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Sam Allardyce needs all the help he can get. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The manager went on to also say, “I’d emphasise we have to try and get the right quality, but it’s difficult in our position. Some might not want to join the fight and the position where we are in the Premier League.”

Ahmed Musa will be keen on coming back to the Premier League where he failed to make an impact with Leicester City where he played from 2016-2018. The Super Eagles captain has matured a lot and has become a versatile player who can play as a striker, a number 10 or winger.

The Nigeria captain still only aged 28, can become an integral part of the Hawthornes if brought in. He has gained significant experience and can potentially give West Brom a glimmer of hope in the battle for survival in England’s top flight.