Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa leads the list of prominent Nigerian players whose contracts are set to expire this summer, as reported by PUNCH Sports Extra.
Musa, the 31-year-old winger, who joined Sivasspor on a two-year deal in September 2022 after ending his contract with Fatih Karagumruk, is nearing the end of his current contract, and talks about a renewal are yet to commence, according to reports in Turkey. Musa, Nigeria’s most capped player with 108 appearances, has made four appearances this season, scoring one goal.
Defender Ola Aina faces an uncertain future at Nottingham Forest, as the club has not offered him a new contract extension. Aina, 27, is in the last six months of his current contract, and despite rumors of an impending deal, formal discussions have not taken place. He has made 14 appearances, scoring a goal, and providing one assist.
Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi have their futures in the balance, with talks of contract renewal yet to be initiated by the Foxes. Despite flourishing under manager Enzo Maresca in the English Championship, both players are in the final six months of their contracts and could sign pre-contract agreements with other clubs for a free transfer in the summer.
Ndidi, who has excelled in his new No.8 role at Leicester, has scored four goals and made six assists in 24 games this season, while Iheanacho has six goals with two assists in 21 appearances. The duo has been linked with moves to various Premier League clubs.
Additionally, Shehu Abdullahi and Oghenekaro Etebo are currently available as free agents since 2023. Etebo last played for Greek club Aris Salonica in 2023 and was released when his contract expired last summer. Abdullahi’s deal with Levski Sofia was not renewed at the end of the previous season.