Leicester City's Ahmed Musa would be a superb summer signing for Newcastle

Leicester City's Ahmed Musa shoots at goal

The Leicester City striker would be a fantastic summer addition for Newcastle United.

Newcastle United manager Rafa BenitezNewcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

Magpies boss Rafa Benitez is desperate to bolster his attacking options this summer, as he looks to provide more competition for Dwight Gayle, after his side became too over-reliant on the 27-year-old last season.

The jump up in quality that Newcastle will experience when playing in the Premier League this term, will mean that the Spaniard must invest wisely in a striker with a proven track record, as he looks to guide his side to a successful campaign in the top flight.

With this in mind, the Toon should consider a move for Foxes hitman Ahmed Musa, who has been linked with a move to both West Brom and Brighton and Hove Albion (the Express).

The Nigeria international moved to the King Power Stadium from CSKA Moscow last summer, in a deal believed to be in the region of £16.6 million, but played a peripheral role during Leicester's campaign, making just seven Premier League starts.

The pacey front man still has a lot to offer though, and given the opportunity of regular first-team action at St James' Park, he could very well flourish playing under Benitez.

Musa is most dangerous when deployed through the middle as a central striker, but can be utilised in any position along the front-line, which would provide the Toon with much more strength-in-depth in their forward department.

He is clinical when presented with a goalscoring opportunity, and the fact that he is equally as strong with both his left and right foot should offer the Magpies a more balanced look to their attack.

Leicester City's Ahmed Musa scores their first goalLeicester City's Ahmed Musa in action

The 24-year-old's deal with the Foxes does not expire until the summer of 2020, however, so he will surely not come cheap, especially after Leicester shelled out such a hefty amount to sign him just 12 months ago.

Newcastle are in a sound position financially though, and buoyed by the recent windfall they will have received following their promotion to the top flight, they should easily be able to offer Leicester a tempting package for Musa's services.

Leicester City's Ahmed Musa celebrates scoring their second goalLeicester City's Ahmed Musa celebrates 

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