Muse’s arrival from Moscow in the summer of 2016 was highly anticipated; rumours of the deal had been ongoing since January and he eventually joined the recently crowned champions for a club record fee of £16m.
Everything since then has been a disappointment for club and player, up to and including the transfer record being broken again (and nearly doubled) two months later for Islam Slimani. Slimani is currently about our 4th choice forward, so it wasn't the best summer.
Musa actually impressed early on, scoring a fantastic solo goal against Barcelona in the International Champions Cup, which was unfortunately a friendly.
He was then named int he starting line up for the first real game, a loss to relegation favourites Hull City.
At first he struggled to score, then he struggled to play, then he struggled to make the match day squad. This season he’s mostly been struggling to score for the under 23 team.
With Nigeria qualified for this summer’s World Cup, it’s no surprise that the 67(!)-cap international was desperate to get away and play some first team football.
Moscow was where he made his name, scoring 42 times in 125 games, so it should be a good fit for him to get fit, play regularly and get back into the national team. Who knows, maybe if he gets his confidence back we’ll see him back in blue next year.
I really wouldn't count on it though.
Best of luck Ahmed, you were a constant disappointment. Especially to Matt Cook, who believed in you all along, even when there was no longer any good reason to.