Ahmed Musa explains decision to join Leicester City

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Ahmed Musa has opted to sign for Leicester City despite interest from elsewhere.

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New Leicester City signing Ahmed Musa has told the club’s official website that he chose the Premier League champions over rival teams due to the family feel around the King Power Stadium.

As confirmed by the club’s official website, the Nigeria international has joined the Foxes from CSKA Moscow on a four-year deal for a club record fee, subject to Premier League and FA approval.

Yet, it wasn’t so much a straight-forward deal for Leicester as they had to fend off interest from West Ham United, Southampton and Everton, according to a recent BBC report.

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The speedy forward seemingly had plenty of Premier League options to choose from, but he opted for Leicester and highlighted their family feel as a key reason behind his decision.

“I feel very happy joining Leicester City, for me it’s one of the best clubs and I feel very happy. I joined because it’s one of the best clubs in the Premier League and they are like a family,” he explained to the club's official website.

“I look forward to seeing the fans in the new season and I will do my best to make them happy.”

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Aside from the club having a great connection between the players, staff and supporters, the chance to play in the Champions League this coming season will have also been a defining factor.

The Foxes, having won the Premier League, will be a top seed in the Champions League and with the help of a favourable draw they could be a good bet to reach the competition’s knockout rounds.

Musa, 23, will add speed, strength, versatility and above all a geniune goal threat to Leicester’s ranks, having netted an impressive 53 goals in 164 appearances during his time in Russia.

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