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Leicester City set to sign Nigeria's Ahmed Musa for club record fee

Leicester City set to sign Nigeria's Ahmed Musa for club record fee

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English Premier League champions, Leicester City, have reportedly added another African to their squad ahead of preparations for the new football season.

The King Power stadium outfit are set to pay a club record signing fee for Nigerian international attacking midfielder, Ahmed Musa, from Russian champions, CSKA Moscow.

The 23-year-old, Musa is expected to sign a five-year deal worth $21 million (18.8 million euros). He joined CSKA in 2012, he played 161 games for the Russian capital side, scoring 53 goals.

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“He’ll be leaving Tuesday,” CSKA coach Leonid Slutsky told Russian media.

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

Musa first played for Nigeria in 2010 in a fixture against Madagascar, he has since gone on to score 11 times in 58 appearances for the Super Eagles.

He bagged a brace in Nigeria’s 3-2 loss to Argentina at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the first Nigerian to score twice in a World Cup finals match.

His first goal in that Group F game was his country’s fastest at the tournament, coming after just four minutes.

Musa joins Algerian Riyad Mahrez, Ghanaian duo of Daniel Amartey and Jefferey Schlupp.

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The Foxes in bolstering their team to mount a title defense have also signed former France Under-21 midfielder, Nampalys Mendy, from Nice on a four-year deal, and Sporting Gijon defender, Luis Hernandez, on a free transfer.