Leicester City Signs Nigerian Striker Ahmed Musa Of CSKA Moscow For $21 Million


Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa is soon to move over to Leicester City after the English club signed a deal of $21 million with CSKA Moscow. The Nigerian forward will be in England on Wednesday for his medical.

Ahmed Musa is a 23-year old Nigerian and international footballer. He plays forward for CSKA Moscow and the Nigeria national team (Super Eagles).

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He made his first international feature in the Nigerian match against Madagascar in September 2010. Musa’s talent during the 2011 African Youth Championship won him the most valuable player award.

Musa is the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Wikipedia). With the national team he has scored about 11 times in 58 appearances.

On 7 January 2012, Musa was signed to Russian CSKA Moscow team for an undisclosed fee. For the Russian club he has scored 54 goals in 168 games. In 2015, he renewed his contract with CSKA Moscow.

The player is now signed to Leicester City for a 5-year contract. Report says that Musa has turned down offers from Southampton, Everton and West Ham.

Leonid Slutsky, CSKA Moscow’s coach has confirmed to the media that the skillful and versatile player is set to make his exit from the club.

“He’ll be leaving on Tuesday. And if you look at the way things are done over there you’ll see he is a player just made for English football.”

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After emerging the Premier League Champions for the first time ever, Leicester signed Luis Hernandez on a free transfer.

On Sunday the club announced the signing of former France Under-21 midfielder Nampalys Mendy from Nice on a four-year deal. Ahmed Musa who can play as a winger or striker has just added to the list.