London - Ahmed Musa has explained the reason for joining
English Premier League champions Leicester City from CSKA Moscow.
Musa underwent a medical on Wednesday, and was unveiled on Friday
after he passed the medical in a deal worth £18 million, Leicester’s record
signing, News24 report.
The Nigeria international say Leicester is like a family,
hence the need to play for the side in the next four years.
“I feel very happy joining Leicester City, for me it's one
of the best clubs and I feel very happy,” Musa told the club's website.
“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
“I look forward to seeing the fans in the new season and I
will do my best to make them happy.
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The striker scored 13 goals and assisted another five for
CSKA in 30 Russian Premier League appearances during the 2015-16 season - his
most prolific campaign for Leonid Slutsky's side since his arrival from Dutch
side VVV-Venlo in 2012.
The 23-year-old has been at a CSKA training camp at an army
base, 10 miles outside Moscow, and trained with his team-mates on Saturday but
did not take part in a practice match against FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk on Sunday.
Musa, who can play as a winger or a striker, has scored 54
goals in 168 games for the Russian club, making his international debut against
Madagascar in September 2010.
The Nigerian has scored 11 times in 58 appearances for his
country, including two goals in the Super Eagles' 3-2 defeat to Argentina at
the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.For
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