Exclusive: Ahmed Musa rejects offer from Turkish champions

Nigeria Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa has rejected a contract offer from defending Turkish SuperLig champions İstanbul Başakşehir, African Football HQ has learned.

Başakşehir, who are qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, are looking for a striker to supplement Senegalese veteran Demba Ba with the added competition load.

Musa, who turns 28 in a week, is currently in training camp with the Super Eagles after being called up by head coach Gernot Rohr for their friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia.

The former Kano Pillars player made a name for himself at CSKA Moscow before Leicester City signed him for €19.5m.

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His time at Leicester did not go as many Foxes and Nigerians had hoped, with the 1.71 m striker only netting twice in 21 Premier League appearances.

After 1.5 seasons he was loaned back to CSKA Moscow before Saudi side Al-Nassr paid the former Premier League champions €16.5m for the (then) 25-year-old.

Musa, still with Al-Nassr, reportedly turned down an offer from Turkish champions İstanbul Başakşehir, indicating that he is yet to receive an offer that suits him.

He made his international debut aged 17 in 2010. He has since scored 15 goals in 87 appearances for the Super Eagles.