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Reports 90min Earlier this week he claimed Newcastle United is considering a move to sign free agent Ahmed Musa, but Steve Bruce would be barking up the wrong tree by taking a point over the former Leicester City forward.
The Magpies are believed to be mulling over a handful of off-contract attackers who may offer additional depth after Callum Wilson was ruled out for up to two months with a deep hamstring tear, including former Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge. .
The coup has deprived Bruce of his top scorer and main playmaker, with Wilson offering 10 goals and five assists in 21 games since joining the Magpies in a £ 20 million transfer from AFC Bournemouth after relegation to the Championship.
Should Newcastle sign Musa?
If it’s better than nothing
No it’s not good enough
Musa hasn’t had a club since leaving Saudi Pro League’s Al-Nassr in October, where he scored 11 goals in 57 games over a two-year period after the curtain fell on a disappointing time in Leicester.
The former Nigeria international became the Foxes club’s record signing when he was acquired by £ 16 million in 2016 and started immediately with goals against Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur, but those two goals proved his only Premier League efforts in 21 career appearances.
Nonetheless, he is now said to be a potential target for Newcastle plus hungry West Ham and Southampton, after West Bromwich Albion turned down a potential deal to sign the 28-year-old.
Musa had been training with the Baggies threatened by relegation from Sam Allardyce in an attempt to demonstrate his fitness while eagerly fight for another chance prove their worth in the English top flight.
However, The Hawthorns team felt they already had stronger options in Musa’s preferred broad role, according to the Express and Star, with six players on the books able to take a spot on wing, while Karlan Grant and Callum Wilson can also play center forward.
Newcastle should now follow the path taken by West Brom and pass up the opportunity to sign Musa, as the £ 5.5 million You wouldn’t expect a free agent to offer anything at St. James’ Park that Bruce can’t get from those already on Tyneside.
The Foxes flop had many opportunities to find the back of the net while at King Power Stadium, but was unable to turn the ball over and has now been passed by Allardyce despite having the third worst goalscoring record in the Premier League this season.
If Musa is also looking for a return to English football to play in the band, Bruce would not solve the problem that Wilson’s injury has created by acquiring the free agent forward, and instead would only add to his myriad options in Allan Saint-Maximin. . Ryan Fraser, Jacob Murphy, Matt Ritchie and, if necessary, Miguel Almiron and Joelinton.
Bruce certainly needs to find ways to unlock goals on his side with alternate forwards Joelinton, Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle just scoring. once every in the league this period, but Musa proving to be a better option remains to be seen.
And in other news, Newcastle have been offered a free agent with 77 career goals in the Premier League…