Many Baggies fans have reacted to reports that claim the struggling Premier League club have decided against signing free agent Ahmed Musa
Quite a few West Bromwich Albion fans have taken to social media to voice their displeasure over the club’s decision to decline offering a contract to Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa.
The Nigerian international, a free agent since leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr last year, had been linked with Albion throughout the January transfer window and even into February.
Musa appeared close to joining the Baggies after travelling to England last week to have a trial at the Hawthorn.
However, Joseph Masi of Express and Star has now claimed that the club pulled out of a deal for Musa as they feel they have stronger players in his position.
I understand Ahmed Musa will not be joining Albion following his trial. The Baggies already feel they have stronger players in his position. #wba— Joseph Masi (@JosephMasi_Star) February 10, 2021
West Brom are one of the lowest-scoring sides in the Premier League and, in addition to their leaky defence, are prime candidates for the drop.
With none of the Baggies’ forward players yet to impress this season apart from the inconsistent Matheus Pereira, it is puzzling that the relegation battlers would pass up the chance to sign the former Leicester City ace for free.
A recent report from The Daily Mail revealed that West Brom have run out of money to sign free agent Musa, raising the possibility that the club is trying to save face by claiming that the Nigeria captain simply isn’t good enough.
Many Baggies fans have reacted with mixed reactions at the club’s decision to snub the Nigerian with the winter transfer window already slammed shut.
While some claimed that this was a good decision by the club, others questioned the reasoning behind the move as manager Sam Allardyce does not have many quality attackers at his disposal.
Here is how some West Brom fans reacted to the news that Musa won’t be joining the English side.
Somehow I am not convinced of this stance. Or is it because relegation is a fair accompli and we want to put a rein on costs?— Conrad Chircop (@conradchircop) February 10, 2021
We've only got Grant, Robinson, Snodgrass and Phillips there— Albion News & Opinions (@albion_gaming) February 10, 2021
He’s rapid and we massively lack pace in our team. Look at Leeds run all day and night at pace and it’s hard to defend.— Jonathan Wedgbury (@JonathanWedgbu1) February 10, 2021
Really? I always thought we needed another left winger/striker to add to Robinson and Grant…— Jack Ormrod (@JWba1996) February 10, 2021
Imagine being told by the worst team in the league that they have better… 😳— Luke Millichamp (@luke_millichamp) February 10, 2021
On the basis he’s been playing in Saudia Arabia, not played since Oct and now Club has actually seen him in training and don’t think he’s up to it, I can’t see why any #wba fan would think that they know better than the Club in this situation. If he was any good we’d sign him up.— David W-J (@PerfidusAlbion) February 10, 2021
Wages have never been a problem at WBA tbf— Adolf Rees Mögg Esq (@IsMyBTBroadban1) February 10, 2021
We have a much bigger problem with where we are positioned logistically within the country.
Good, wouldn't be match fit for weeks so why waste the money.— John Russell (@Baggiejohn1) February 10, 2021
Didn’t he fail to turn up for a trial? I think it may have been over before it started!— Richard Clarke (@whiskeyanogo) February 10, 2021
Ahmed Musa has previously enjoyed different spells in the Netherlands, Russia, England, and Saudi Arabia since leaving the domestic league in 2010.