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£40 million sale of Ahmed Musa would be a huge deal for Leicester

£40 million sale of Ahmed Musa would be a huge deal for Leicester

Leicester City have been active in the transfer market so far this summer with players moving both in and out of the King Power Stadium, and a recent report from the Leicester Mercury suggests another high-profile sale could be in the offing. 

According to the report, multiple international outlets believe that Amhed Musa is set to make a £40 million switch to Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr this summer, despite making just 4 appearances for the Foxes since January 2017.

Musa arrived at Leicester from CSKA Moscow for a £17.55 million fee in July 2016, but he has failed to make an impact since his arrival.

His sub-standard form for the club subsequently resulted in a lack of first-team opportunities, so he made the decision to return to CSKA last season where he enjoyed plenty of success.

Musa scored 6 goals and provided 3 assists from just 10 appearances in Russia before scoring an emphatic brace in the World Cup against Iceland.

His form for both CSKA and the Nigerian national side have clearly caught the eye of Al Nassr, and if they are willing to stump up £40 million for his services Leicester would complete their finest piece of business in years.

Although Musa returned to goal-scoring form in Russia, Leicester should not be tempted to give him another chance to shine in the Premier League as the standard of his performances have been far from the level that is required to succeed in the English top-flight.

Unfortunately the Premier League is an unforgiving league which often proves difficult for talented players to adapt to, such as Musa.

There’s no doubt that Musa has the potential to terrorise Premier League standard defenders on his day, but he has yet to prove this since signing for the club, so if an offer of £40 million arrives in the coming weeks Claude Puel has no reason to hesitate before accepting an offer well above his true value.

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