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Report: Leicester City agree record fee for Ahmed Musa


CSKA Moscow’s forward from Nigeria Ahmed Musa controls the ball during a Group E Champions league football match between CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich at the Arena Khimki in Moscow on September 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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Premier League champions Leicester City look set to smash their transfer record as a deal has been agreed with CSKA Moscow to sign Ahmed Musa, according to his agent.

Speaking to BBC Sport about Musa, 23, his agent, Tony Harris, confirmed that everything is in place for the Nigerian striker to arrive at the King Power Stadium.

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Musa has scored 54 goals in 168 games for CSKA since arriving in the Russian Premier League in 2012.

It is believe Musa will have his medical on Wednesday and club manager Leonid Slutsky has also confirmed he will be moving to England.

Leicester’s current transfer record is the $11.9 million they paid for Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric.

The Foxes have been linked with Musa for some time now and it was widely reported he would arrive in January but the deal was delayed.

Now Claudio Ranieri will add yet another pacey striker and Musa is also capable of playing on the wing. A player with experience of playing in the UEFA Champions League, he will be a key addition to the Foxes as they battle to replicate their stunning title-winning season, plus make a splash in the UCL during the 2016-17 campaign.

With Jamie Vardy signing a new contract, plus the likes of Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa around, Ranieri will have plenty of attacking options as he will likely rotate his team due to increased demands of European soccer at the KP next season.

Ranieri has already signed central defender Luis Hernandez, striker Raul Uche, goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler and midfielder Nampalys Mendy this summer to strengthen his squad considerably. However, the nature of these signings are very similar to the likes of N’Golo Kante, Okazaki and Christian Fuchs who arrived last summer. No star names but steady, hardworking professionals.

For those of you who haven’t seen Musa in action, he’s a player that’s very similar to Liverpool’s Sadio Mane. He can play centrally or out wide and his searing pace should slot in perfectly with Leicester’s fast counter attacks which proved devastating last season.

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