Mikel considers mouth-watering offer to join Musa at Al Nassr as Victor Moses quits national team

SUPER Eagles skipper Mikel Obi is considering a mouth-watering offer to join team mate Ahmed Musa at Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia in what has been a dramatic 24 hours for Nigerian football following the retirement of Victor Moses from international football.


Currently playing for Chinese Super League (CSL) side Tianjin Teda. Mikel, 31, who is battling his way back to fitness after injury, is studying a contract proposal from the Saudi team. Mikel who is also linked with a possible return to Europe in January, has given the go-ahead to his representatives to continue talks with Al Nassr for now.


Earlier this month, Musa, 25, signed a four year deal with Al Nassr said to be worth in the region of £14.8m with the possibility of it rising to £25m with appearances. It is believed the club offered the striker £40m for his services, paying him a salary that will make him the highest earning African player in Saudi Arabia.


Al Nassr is now looking to build on this by adding Mikel to its squad and had made the Eagles skipper an offer but he is yet to commit himself to the deal. Apparently, Al Nassr are not the only team interested in Mikel. with a team from Qatar and another from the United Arab Emirates also keen on his services although a return to Europe still remains his priority.


"Maybe Musa’s move to Al Nassr ‎played a role in his decision but he has given us the go ahead to hold talks with them. However there are other offers on the table but our major concern is his desire to return to Europe,” the intermediary said.


Only yesterday, Victor Moses announced that he is retiring from international football to concentrate on his club career and family. He said he has already told coach Gernot Rohr of his decision to quit the national team and also conveyed the message to the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) .


Moses, 27 represented England at various youth levels from U16 to U 21 before switching his allegiance to Nigeria at senior level ‎where he has 37 caps with 12 goals since making his debut in 2012. So far he has played at two World Cups and also won the African Cup of Nations trophy with the Super Eagles in 2013 in South Africa.