English Premier League champions Leicester City have officially confirmed the signing of Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa.
The Foxes completed club-record £16.6m fee with CSKA Moscow for Nigerian forward. The 23-year old who arrived the club on Wednesday, July 6, passed a medical and signed a four-deal with Premier League champions.
It was reported that Southampton, Everton and West Ham were also interested in the forward. Musa is Leicester’s fourth signing of ahead of the coming season after goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, defender Luis Hernandez and midfielder Nampalys Mendy. Reacting to the development, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has taking to Twitter to congratulate the player. “Congratulations to Ahmed Musa on his move to English Champions Leicester City. Paint the EPL green with goals,” it tweeted.
The Nigerian joined CSKA in 2012 and scored 54 goals in 168 games, and has scored 11 times in 58 appearances for Nigeria since making his debut in 2010.
He scored twice in his country’s 3-2 defeat by Argentina at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, becoming the first Nigerian to score twice in a World Cup finals match. His first goal in that Group F game was his country’s fastest at the tournament, coming after just four minutes.
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