Ahmed Musa joins Leicester

Ahmed Musa
Ahmed Musa

English champions Leicester City are set to break their record transfer fee for the second time in a matter of days by buying Nigerian international attacking midfielder Ahmed Musa on Wednesday, his agent told the BBC on Monday.

 

The 23-year-old, who scored a brace for Nigeria in a 3-2 defeat of Lionel Messi’s Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, will see his present side Russian outfit CSKA Moscow receive £16.6m ($22.1m, €19.8m) – a record outlay for Leicester.

 

“Everything has been finalised and Musa will be in England for his medical on Wednesday,” Musa’s agent Tony Harris told BBC Sport.

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Musa and Sunday’s signing former France Under-21 midfielder Nampalys Mendy, who joined from Ligue 1 side Nice on a four-year deal for a club record at the time of £13m, will bolster the Foxes squad for a tilt at the Champions League.

 

Musa’s soon to be former coach Leonid Slutsky said the Nigerian – who scored 53 goals in 161 matches for CSKA since joining them in 2012 – would be ideal for the Premier League.

 

“If you look at the way things are done over there you’ll see he is a player just made for English football,” Slutsky said.

 

Musa rejected the advances of Leicester’s rivals Southampton, Everton and West Ham.

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