What’s in the news?
According to Daily Mail, [team 10] are ready to sign the [team 18737] captain Ahmed Musa on a short term contract. The former [team 42] player is a free agent, having left [team 2506].
Both [team 29] and [team 11] are ready to battle for the striker along with Musa’s former club [team 543]. However, it is understood that Musa will like to return to England for a second chance in the [league 8] after failing to impress at Leicester City.
[coach 523910] is keen to bolster his side’s attack, and Musa tops the list along with names like [player 853] and [player 62258].
Daily Mail also reported that West Brom have requested a UK visa for [player 1585], with the striker expected to arrive next week for medical tests.
The report says that if everything goes well, Musa will sign for the baggies until the end of this season.
What sort of a player is he?
Musa had an earlier spell in the Premier League with Leicester City under [coach 893654]. He was signed for £16.6m from CSKA Moscow in 2016. It was the season after Leicester’s historic title-winning season. Musa came to the League with a big reputation in European football due to his pace, power, and ability to make things happen. He started his time impressively in the pre-season by scoring that special brace against [team 83].
However, gradually in the season, he lacked consistency and lost his manager’s trust, and eventually was sold to Al Nassr for £14.5m. Well, to be fair, the whole team had a poor season, so it wasn’t just Musa’s performance. The entire team was disappointing, and he was another part of it.
After moving to Saudi Arabia, he won the [league 1557] and [league 944]. He then left the club on mutual consent. His first season with Al Nassar was productive, with 7 goals and 7 assists in 24 league appearances. The second season saw a drop-off in his goals with 2 in 25 appearances. However, he did provide 7 assists once again.
Musa is a center forward who can also operate as a left winger to cut in on his right foot and create chances. He is a pacy and powerful runner known for his dribbling ability and good finishing as well. His runs from out to in is another smart movement he possesses, which allows the full-back to overlap.
Is he the right choice for the baggies?
Sam Allardyce is keen to bolster his attacking options as he is set for a relegation fight, which might go down to the wire. He has got a brilliant creative player in [player 160194], but the side lacks inventive and pacy wingers. As mentioned above, West Brom are also entering the race for the [team 51] striker Benteke, which shows what they are trying to do.
Allardyce likes a striker capable of holding the ball up and get others into play. Along with it, he requires pacy wingers who can get beyond the striker to make things happen. He likes to play a low block with frontmen, which can be dangerous on the transitions. Musa is perfectly made for this type of role, given his well-explained skillset above in the piece.
It’s quite unlikely to see West Brom avoiding the drop, but good signings could make an incredible impact if the club gets it right.