- Full Name
- Ahmed Musa
- Date of Birth
- 14 October 1992
- 5'7" (171cm)
- 10st 6lbs (66kg)
- Professional Debut
- 21 February 2012
Leicester City reached an agreement for the transfer of striker Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow for an undisclosed fee in July 2016.
The Nigeria international frontman signed a four-year deal with the Premier League champions and became the Club’s fourth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Nampalys Mendy, Ron-Robert Zieler and Luis Hernandez.
Known for his electric pace and clinical finishing, Musa enjoyed his most productive season for CSKA Moscow yet in 2015/16, netting 13 goals in 30 Russian Premier League games to fire them to the Russian title.
Blessed with natural speed and agility, Musa can operate either on the wing or upfront and began to make his name while out on loan from GBS Football Academy at Nigerian outfits JUTH and Kano Pillars.
His impressive strike rate at the latter then saw him make the switch to Dutch side VVV-Venlo in 2010, as he went on to score eight times in 37 appearances before Russian giants CSKA Moscow secured his services two years later.
A four-year spell in the Russian Premier League followed, as Musa began to gain many admirers for his strike rate, quick footwork and versatility.
After netting 11 goals in 28 appearances in his debut season for CSKA, Musa hit double figures again for the second-consecutive season, again scoring 11 times 36 appearances in all competitions in the 2014/15 campaign.
Musa’s most impressive goalscoring campaign arrived last term, as he fired 13 goals in 30 league games to finish as the Russian Premier League’s fifth-highest goalscorer.
The frontman’s strike rate on the international stage has also been productive for Nigeria, with 11 goals in 58 games, including a brace against Argentina at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Having made his debut for Nigeria at the age of 17, Musa went on to make appearances in the World Cup, Under-20 World Cup, Africa Cup of Nations and Confederations Cup in a six-year long international career that continues to show promise.
Musa scored his first goal for City during the 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace in October 2016.