By Paul Robinson

26th Jan, 2021 | 5:30pm

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Former Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa is set to join West Brom on trial – and he could prove to be a very shrewd signing, according to Paul Robinson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one described the 28-year-old as a “rough diamond” who could give the Baggies some much needed “edge” up front.

Albion boss Sam Allardyce confirmed on Monday that the club were set to take Musa on trial and if successful, he is likely to be handed a short-term deal at The Hawthorns.

The Nigeria international is a free agent following his release from Saudi Arabian side      Al-Nassr FC last year.

Robinson back his former Blackburn manager Allardyce to get the best out of the “very quick” winger if he joins.

“Sam is very good at scouring the world and Europe in particular for free agents,” he told Football Insider.

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“He finds players that he can just get that little bit out of and sometimes that can be the difference.

“Musa is a very quick winger, I remember him even though he only played a handful of games for Leicester. He is an international, experienced player who might give West Brom some edge.

“Sam has said how difficult it is to pick up players in this window but Musa could be a diamond.” 

Leicester City signed Musa in July 2016 from CSKA Moscow for a fee of £17.5million.

He scored five goals in 33 appearances for the Foxes but ultimately failed to establish himself at the King Power Stadium.

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