Leicester poised to sign Nigeria's striker Musa

Reuters, Tuesday 5 Jul 2016

Ahmed Musa
Ahmed Musa (Reuters)

Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa is set to complete a move to Premier League champions Leicester City from Russian club CSKA Moscow subject to a medical, according to the player's agent.

The 23-year-old, who scored 13 league goals in 29 league appearances last season as the club won the Russian title, was linked by British media to Leicester City in January and had also attracted interest from Southampton and West Ham United.

The fee for the Nigerian international is in the region of 16 million pounds ($21.20 million) according to British media reports, which would be a club record.

"Everything has been finalised and Musa will be in England for his medical on Wednesday," the player's agent Tony Harris told BBC Sport.

CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky was also optimistic that Musa would flourish in England.

"He'll be leaving on Tuesday," Slutsky told Russian media.

"If you look at the way things are done over there, you'll see he is a player just made for English football."

Leicester City also announced the signing of midfielder Nampalys Mendy from Nice on Sunday.

($1 = 0.7548 pounds) 

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link: