Leicester City reportedly backtracking over sale of Ahmed Musa is a wise move

Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on...

Leicester City have reportedly put any plans to sell Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa on hold.

Ahmed Musa of Nigeria scores his team's second goal past Sverrir Ingason of Iceland  during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on...

Leicester City have reportedly shelved their plans to cash in on striker Ahmed Musa this summer, according to Owngoal Nigeria, and it could be one of their wisest moves this window.

The Nigeria international failed to impress at the King Power Stadium upon his £16million arrival from CSKA Moscow in the summer of 2016, scoring just twice in 21 Premier League appearances, and failing to make a league appearance during the first half of last season.

Musa was loaned back to CSKA in January, and he caught Leicester's attention again with six strikes in 10 league games.

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The 25-year-old impressed for Nigeria at the World Cup, scoring both goals in the 2-0 victory over Iceland, and his recent form has seen Leicester decide to put plans to sell him on hold.

Ahmed Musa (R) of PFC CSKA Moscow is challenged by Stoppila Sunzu of FC Arsenal Tula during the Russian Premier League match between PFC CSKA Moscow and FC Arsenal Tula at the VEB Arena...

With Riyad Mahrez almost certain to leave the Foxes this summer, the club believe Musa's presence in the squad could help soften the blow that comes with the Algerian's exit, and the Nigerian's recent goals prove so.

Although the speedster struggled to quickly get to grips with the demands of Premier League football, he clearly wasn't given enough of a chance, and a second crack could be all he needs to finally hit the ground running.

Musa has shown what he is capable of doing on his day, with the forward's brace against Barcelona in the 4-2 loss during the 2016 International Champions Cup still stuck in the minds of many fans.

Several clubs registered interest in Musa's signature prior to the World Cup, and his performances will surely have attracted more suitors.

Ahmed Musa of Nigeria celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22, 2018 in...

But Leicester City are thinking twice about cashing in having asked him to return for pre-season in order for both parties to discuss his future, and it could end up being a very smart move in the end should he start delivering going forward.

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