Ahmed Musa

Leicester Confirm Signing Of Ahmed Musa From CSKA Moscow

Leicester City have confirmed the signing of the Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa for an undisclosed fee, believed to be a club record £16m.

The Premier League champions have been seeking to strengthen their squad since the end of the season and had tried to sign Musa in January but saw a bid turned down by CSKA Moscow. But after finally making a breakthrough in negotiations, the 23-year-old is set to link up with Claudio Ranieri’s side before the new season.

“Leicester City is delighted to announce that they have reached an agreement for the transfer of striker Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow for an undisclosed fee, subject to Premier League and FA approval,” read a statement on Leicester’s website.

Musa, who began his career in Europe as a teenager with the Dutch side Venlo before moving to Russia in January 2012, has signed a four-year deal. He becomes Leicester’s fourth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Nampalys Mendy, Ron-Robert Zieler and Luis Hernández.

“I feel very happy joining Leicester City, for me it’s one of the best clubs and I feel very happy,” he said.

“I joined because it’s one of the best clubs in the Premier League and they are like a family. That’s why I joined Leicester City and I’m very excited.

“I look forward to seeing the fans in the new season and I will do my best to make them happy.”

Musa scored 54 goals in 168 games for CSKA. The 2015-16 season was his most prolific, with 13 goals in 29 Russian Premier League matches.

He made his international debut for Nigeria against Madagascar in 2010 and has scored 11 times in 58 appearances for his country, including two goals in the 3-2 defeat by Argentina at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Source: UK Guardian



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