By Ben Wild

18th Nov, 2020 | 8:45pm

Report: West Ham offered chance to sign ex-PL striker Ahmed Musa

TEAMtalk have reported that West Ham have been offered former Leicester striker Ahmed Musa after he left his latest club.

The 28-year-old Nigerian international is a free agent after leaving Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr where he scored 11 goals and registered 14 assists in 58 competitive appearances.

TEAMtalk report that Musa is ‘keen’ on a return to English football and that he has been offered to several Premier League clubs, one of which is West Ham.

As well as the Hammers, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Burnley and Sheffield United have been offered the 28-year-old, TEAMtalk claims.

Musa joined Leicester City in 2016 after the Foxes won the Premier League. His spell at the King Power Stadium was unsuccessful as the Nigerian only scored five goals in 33 competitive games.

David Moyes could be on the lookout for forward cover in January after the recent injury to Michail Antonio.

Antonio’s recent injury has proved that the Hammers are light on central attacking options with Sebastien Haller thoroughly underwhelming in Antonio’s absence.

Musa has been a quality striker in his career, mainly during his two spells with CSKA Moscow where he scored a combined 62 goals in 183 games.

But he has shown that he struggles to perform in the Premier League and it is doubtful that his recent spells in Russia and Saudi Arabia have improved the 28-year-old’s chances of making it in the English top-flight.

The financial aspect of the deal will suit West Ham but frankly, Moyes should be looking for more proven strikers who can develop under Antonio.

We can’t see the Hammers taking this offer up.

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