January is the start of a new year, but for football fans, clubs, managers and players, it is another transfer window.
The winter transfer window provides struggling clubs with the opportunity to bring in players to improve their situation.
At the same time, clubs in a healthier position use this window as a chance to bring in players that can bolster their squad or as a temporary replacement for an injured player.
Also, players struggling for game time use this window to secure moves to clubs where they can turn their fortunes around.
This year’s winter transfer window comes less than three months after the summer transfer window shut. The summer window was extended till October due to the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
So with the winter transfer window officially opened, Soccernet.ng takes a look at some Nigerian players that could be on the move.
He has been out of action since October, but January offers Ahmed Musa a chance to sign for a new club. The Super Eagles captain has been without a club since he left Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr last October.
Musa has been training in Nigeria as he hopes to stay in shape ahead of a potential move this month. The 28-year old is reportedly looking for a move back to Europe and has been linked to Sheffield United and Galatasaray.
And with almost a decade of experience that includes spells at VV-Venlo, CSKA Moscow and Leicester City, he should not be short of offers.