Nigerian international Ahmed Musa claims he never wanted to depart English shores after leaving Leicester City earlier this month.
Musa joined the Foxes in 2016 for what was a club record £16m, before joining Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr for a fee in the region of £15m at the beginning of August to bring to an end his frustrating spell at the King Power Stadium.
The Foxes flop is believed to have earned a hefty pay rise from his move to the Gulf State. But now the Nigerian international has hit back at those claims and suggests he had little choice in heading through the exit door.
“I wanted to stay in England because that has been my dream for years but what will you do when you’re told a bid has been accepted for you
“Talks have been on about how I moved for the money but nobody has considered the fact that Leicester City also sold me for the money.”
“Transfers can only happen if both parties agree to it and that was my case.”