Ahmed Musa says he did not want to move to Saudi Arabia and claims Leicester sold him “for the money”.
The Nigeria striker was offloaded to Saudi outfit Al Nassr for what Leicester described as an “undisclosed fee”, which was believed to be around £25million.
The Foxes made around £10million profit on the 25-year-old striker after signing him for a club-record fee of around £16million from CSKA Moscow.
Musa scored just two league goals in 21 top-flight appearances for the Foxes and went back to the Russian capital on loan last January before Leicester sold him permanently this summer.
A Leicester statement read: “The Football Club would like to thank Ahmed for his contribution and wish him the very best in his future career.”
Fingers have been pointed at Musa claiming his transfer was financially motivated, but the player has hit back and said he never wanted to leave England and says Leicester forced him out of the door.
“I wanted to stay in England because that has been my dream for years but what will you do when you’re told a bid has been accepted for you? I had to move to where I know I will be celebrated,” Musa told Own Goal Nigeria, via Leadership.
“Talks have been on about how I moved for the money but nobody has considered the fact that Leicester City also sold me for the money. Transfers can only happen if both parties agree to it and that was my case.”