Stoke City set to swoop for Ahmed Musa in January as club faces relegation dogfight

ENGLISH Premiership strugglers Stoke City are poised to make a bid for Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa in January when the transfer window opens in a bid to strengthen its attack and avoid a brutal relegation dogfight.


Currently sitting 17th in the 20-team league table, Stoke City are just a point above the relegation zone and are facing a real threat of going down. Potters boss Mark Hughes has thus turned his attention to Musa, who he hopes can provide the team with a cutting edge upfront to end its goal drought.


Musa is currently on the books of local neighbours Leicester City but he is out of favour there as his only appearance for the Foxes this season came in the second round of the Carabao Cup against Championship side Sheffield United, a game which he scored. However, the former CSKA Moscow star is yet to even make the team sheet for Leicester City in the Premier League despite the club changing managers in the process.


Seen as a huge disappointment by the fans,  Musa joined Leicester for a then club record fee of £19.5m in July 2016 from Russian side CSKA Moscow. However, after showing brilliance in the first half of the season, he has struggled for form, costing him his starting place in the team.


One source close to the player said that Musa has made up his mind to leave but it is yet unknown if he will make a loan move or a permanent deal with Mark Hughes’ side. Musa desperately needs to start seeing first team action if he is to revive his slim hopes of making Nigeria's World Cup squad this summer.