Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has stated that Ahmed Musa’s move from Leicester City to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr is good news.
The 25-year-old forward joined the Saudi club on a four-year deal last week, to end a disappointing two-year spell at the King Power Stadium.
Rohr insists that Musa’s transfer to Al-Nassr is good news for Nigerian football.
“I am very happy for Musa,” Rohr told KweséESPN. “It’s good for him to go to a club where he is playing than to a club where he is not playing.
“The assistant coach at Leicester [Jacky Bonnevay] is someone I know, and he is sad that Musa has to go,” the German coach continued. “He saw him training and he was very happy.”
Rohr added, “I do not say that [Musa’s international career will be jeopardised by his move to Saudi Arabia].
“He is an important player for us, and he is going to a club where he plays, that’s important.
“It’s better for us that he plays all the time than he stays on the bench.”
Musa scored a brace to guide the Super Eagles to a 2-1 win over Iceland in their second group match at the 2018 World Cup.