Leicester City agree fee with CSKA Moscow for Ahmed Musa


Premier League champions Leicester City have agreed a deal with CSKA Moscow to sign Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa, according to the player’s agent.

The 23-year-old, who joined CSKA in 2012 and scored 54 goals in 168 games, is set to sign for a Foxes club-record fee of £16.6m.

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

BBC Sport understands Musa turned down Southampton, Everton and West Ham.

CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky admitted 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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