Football: Leicester City make club record signing

Leicester City unveil new signing Ahmed Musa. Photo / Getty
Leicester City unveil new signing Ahmed Musa. Photo / Getty

Leicester City have reached an agreement for the transfer of striker Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow for NZ $28.4 million, in subject to Premier League and FA approval.

The Nigeria international frontman, 23, has signed a four-year deal with the Premier League champions to become the club's fourth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Nampalys Mendy, Ron-Robert Zieler and Luis Hernandez.

After the deal was confirmed Musa declared his delight at moving to the King Power Stadium.

Musa said "I joined because it's one of the best clubs in the Premier League and they are like a family."

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.

Leicester tried and failed to sign Musa in January but have remained on his trail.

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.

- Daily Mail

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