Ahmed Musa speaks on what he hopes to achieve at his new club

The Nigerian international forward finally secured his desired return to Europe a few weeks ago, and he can’t wait to defend his new side’s colours

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has expressed his satisfaction with his transfer to Turkish side Fatih Karagümrük and has pledged to help the club achieve success.

Established 95 years ago, Fatih Karagümrük are one of the least successful clubs in the Turkish top-flight with no major honours to their names.

The Black Reds only gained promotion back to the Turkish Super Lig from the TFF First League at the end of the 2019–2020 season after a 36-year absence.

But under the management of their ambitious owner Suleyman Hurma, Fatih Karagümrük were able to assemble a fantastic squad boasting the likes of former Liverpool ace Fabio Borini, ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Vivano, and Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia.

With the help of Italian manager Francesco Farioli, who was hired in March, Karagümrük were able to defy the odds to finish in 8th place in the 21-team Süper Lig.

More success is desired in Karagümrük, signified by the signing of Musa, and the Super Eagles’ most-capped active player has pledged his commitment to helping the club reach greater heights.

“When I came here, President Süleyman Hurma talked about the success of the club in recent years,” the Nigerian skipper told Anadolu Agency, as per Fanatik.

“I also want to contribute to the success of this team. I want to take this club higher.”

Musa completed his free transfer move to Fatih Karagümrük on July 22 and has joined in the club’s pre-season preparations ahead of the start of the league campaign this weekend.

And after his first couple of weeks at his new side, the former Leicester City man is satisfied with how he has been received.

Musa said: “There is a family atmosphere for me here. My coach, club staff, president and teammates are great. I feel very happy to be in this team.”

The supporters of the Black and Red have also warmed up to the 28-year-old, firing his desire to give his best football for them.

“I will do my best to please the Karagümrük fans,” Musa added. “Our supporters came to one of our training sessions and cheered for me. I felt very happy. I will give my best to make them happy.”

Musa will likely get the chance to make his competitive debut for Fatih Karagümrük when they kick off their 2021-22 Super Lig season with a home clash against Gaziantep FK on Saturday. 

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