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Report: West Ham offered Ahmed Musa on a free transfer

West Ham have been offered Ahmed Musa on a free transfer according to a report from TEAMtalk.

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Hammers boss David Moyes will undoubtedly be on the look out for another centre-forward in January.

West Ham need to add more competition for Michail Antonio and Sebastien Haller.

And TEAMtalk claims that the Hammers have been offered the chance to do just that for absolutely nothing.


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The 28-year-old was signed by Leicester in the summer of 2016 for around £16 million (BBC). He struggled to establish himself in the Premier League with the Foxes, however.

The 87-capped Nigeria international was swiftly shipped out on loan to CSKA Moscow before being sold permanently to Al-Nassr in the summer of 2018.

Musa can play anywhere along the front-line. The Nigerian possesses blistering pace and is a decent finisher when presented with a goalscoring opportunity.

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His struggles with Leicester will serve as a huge red flag for West Ham, however.

Some players just aren’t suited to the intense and robust nature of Premier League football. And anyone who watched Musa play for the Foxes will know that he struggled with the pace and tempo of the game in England.

West Ham boss David Moyes needs to be smart with his recruitment. There is nothing wrong with bringing free agents to the London Stadium. They do need to have certain qualities that will make us a better team, however.

And unfortunately for Musa, his spell with Leicester, who were league champions when he joined them, proved that he hasn’t quite got what it takes to succeed in the Premier League.

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