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Ahmed Musa seals Leicester City deal

09 July 2016, 11:05Israel Ojoko

London - Striker Ahmed Musa has sealed a four-year deal with English Premier League champions Leicester City from Russian outfit CSKA Moscow.

Musa underwent a medical on Wednesday, and was unveiled on Friday after he passed the medical.

The deal worth £18 million is Leicester’s record signing.

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.

Also read: Ahmed Musa prefers Arsenal to Leicester City

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.

News24 reported in February that CSKA Moscow president, Yevgeny Giner said Ahmed Musa would cause a transfer fight in the summer as he is being targeted by top sides in Europe.

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