Ahmed Musa

Musa’s time at Leicester

Before signing for Leicester, Ahmed Musa played his football in Russia with CSKA Moscow.

Musa would then sign for Leicester in July of 2016 for a fee of around £17.55 million.

However, Musa’s time at Leicester did not exactly go to plan.

The forward managed just 33 appearances for the Foxes, in which he scored a dismal five goals.

Musa’s time in England was going so bad that Leicester would loan the Nigerian back to CSKA Moscow in January.

The 25-year-old made 10 appearances for CSKA Moscow on his return, in which he scored six and three.

But despite the solid goal and assist tally, Musa was unable to win over Leicester this season.

Instead, Musa would be sold to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr FC, for a fee of around £14.85 million.

Ahmed Musa Nigeria World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA – JUNE 22: Ahmed Musa of Nigeria celebrates with teammate Kelechi Iheanacho after scoring his team’s second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

‘I wanted to stay in England because that has been my dream for years’

According to Mussa himself, it was not his wish to leave Leicester City this summer, despite many people accusing him of going to Saudi Arabia for the money.

In an interview with Owngoalnigeria.com, Mussa stated,

“I wanted to stay in England because that has been my dream for years but what will you do when you’re told a bid has been accepted for you.

“I had to move to where I know I will be celebrated.

 “Talks have been on about how I moved for the money but nobody has considered the fact that Leicester City also sold me for the money.

 “Transfers can only happen if both parties agree to it and that was my case.”

So, while some fans may have slated Musa for moving for money, it does not appear as though he had any future at Leicester anyway.

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