Sheffield Wednesday-linked striker and Nigeria international Ahmed Musa rubbishes Hillsborough transfer talk
A reported Sheffield Wednesday transfer target has rubbished reports he is on his way to the Hillsborough club.
Nigerian international Ahmed Musa, a former club-record signing at Leicester City, is a free agent having left Saudi side Al Nassr last month.
Reports in the national media yesterday linked Wednesday with a move for the 28-year-old after new manager Tony Pulis confirmed he would be looking ‘diligently’ at the free agents market to add depth to his Owls squad.
Pulis has also commented on his lack of options in forward positions.
And while Musa, the subject of a £25m move from Leicester to the Saudi outfit just two years ago, is looking at a potential move back to England, it won’t be with Wednesday.
“I don't know where the story [potential move to Sheffield] is coming from because I don't pay attention to rumours and gossip,” Musa told BBC Sport Africa.
“With due respect to the club, I left Saudi Arabia to continue my career at the top level in Europe and that's the ambition.”
Separate reports suggested 95-cap international Musa had been touted around a number of Premier League clubs including Sheffield United, Newcastle and West Ham in recent weeks.
And having returned a classy goal record in both the Russian and Dutch leagues, it is a return to the upper echelons of European football that the forward is looking to.
“It's true that there are genuine interest from different clubs, but my agent Tony [Harris] is the one handling that," he said.
“He knows what I want and I also know I want to play at the highest level at this stage of my professional career.
“I said when I left Saudi Arabia that my utmost desire is to challenge myself competitively at the top level both at club and national team level.
“I've continued to keep myself fit for the next challenge and that is the only mindset I need right now
“But, like every player representing the country, I want to play at the highest level.
“For some reasons things didn't actually work out there [at Leicester], but you can't focus too much on the past," he said.
“I'd rather try to write a better story if another opportunity to play in the Premier League presents itself.”