Former Leicester City forward, Ahmed Musa says he joined Turkish side, Fatih Karagumruk on a permanent deal because they really wanted his services.
The Nigeria captain completed a free transfer to the Istanbul club on Thursday to end his brief stay in the Nigeria Professional Football League with boyhood club, Kano Pillars.
“I was very impressed with the team’s philosophy, style of play and it’s clearly an ambitious club,” Musa told BBC Sport Africa.
“I feel wanted and that’s what made all the difference. I want to repay that faith. I can’t wait to link up with my team mates and help the club achieve their ambitions.”
Karagumruk gained promotion to the Turkish top-flight in the 2019-20 season, ending a 35-year wait for a return to the Super Lig.
They will continue their preparation for the 2020-21 campaign with friendly games against league rivals, Alanyaspor and Kasimpasa on July 30 and August 5 respectively.
Musa on his part, will hope to make a statement at Fatih Karagumruk after his last underwhelming European campaign in 2018.
The former Al Nassr star struggled to make an impact at Leicester City with a tally of two goals in 21 Premier League matches across two seasons.
Before he left Saudi Arabia in October 2020, the 28-year-old attacker won the Saudi Pro League title, the Super Cup and he also helped Al Nassr finish the league as runner-up.