Leicester beat three PL rivals to £16.6m CSKA striker, claims agent

Date published: Monday 4th July 2016 12:34 - James Marshment

Ahmed Musa: Heading to the King Power Stadium

Premier League champions Leicester have agreed a club record £16.6million deal with CSKA Moscow to sign Ahmed Musa, beating Everton, West Ham and Southampton to his signature.

The 23-year-old Nigerian international, who joined CSKA in 2012 and scored 54 goals in 168 games, is heading to the King Power Stadium after the Foxes finally struck a deal to land their long-term target, according to the player’s representative.

“Everything has been finalised and Musa will be in England for his medical on Wednesday,” Tony Harris told BBC Sport.

It is claimed Musa turned down Southampton, Everton and West Ham to agree a deal with the Premier League champions.

CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky admitted on Sunday that the Nigerian, who can play as winger or striker, is on his way out of the club.

“He’ll be leaving on Tuesday,” Slutsky told the 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.”

Musa made his international debut against Madagascar in September 2010 and has scored 11 times in 58 appearances for the Super Eagles.

He scored twice in Nigeria’s 3-2 loss to Argentina at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In doing so he became the first Nigerian to score twice at a finals match and his first goal was his country’s fastest goal at the tournament, coming after only four minutes.

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