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Leicester’s Record Fee Won’t Put Pressure On Me – Musa …Chukwu Thumps Up Move

Posted: Jul 13, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles and Leicester City of England new signing, has ruled out any pressure on him due to the club’s record fees paid for his services.
This is even as the former CSKA Moscow of Russia forward looks forward to a debut goal-scoring season in the premier league.
The 23-year-old joined the premier league champions for a club-record fee of around £16million on a four-year deal from CSKA Moscow.
The Nigerian, who is currently on preseason tour with the Foxes in Austria, is confident of a strong showing at the club.
“I have never been under pressure at any club I have played and here won’t be different,” the Nigeria international told the Leicester Mercury.
“I will be my usual self at Leicester as there is no cause to be under pressure.
“I love scoring goals and that I have done at every club and league I have played in. That’s the same target I have at Leicester City.
“I am looking forward to score as many goals as possible to lift the team so we can achieve together.”
Former Leicester striker, Alan Young, who was the Foxes record signing in July 1979 after he arrived from Oldham Athletic for a then-record £250,000, has backed Musa to succeed at the club.
“The fee never weighed on me at all. I made my debut at Filbert Street against Watford and scored both goals in a 2-0 win and that was that. I had three of the best seasons of my career,” the 60-year-old said.
“The City fans could see I was giving my all and I immediately forged a relationship with them that lasts to this day. If they can see you are giving everything to the cause they will back you even if you have the odd bad game, regardless of how much money has been paid.”
Musa scored 54 goals in 168 games for CSKA in four-and-a-half years stay at the club and helped them to win the Russian Premier League titles and a Russian Cup last season.

Meanwhile, former Super Eagles handler, Christian Chukwu, has said that Musa made the right decision in moving to Leicester City.
Chukwu made the statement on Tuesday in a chat with Independent, adding that the EPL is a competitive league, which would redefine Musa’s football skill and philosophy.
According to him, “I appreciate Musa’s decision to move to Leicester City in the EPL, because that is where the competition is in international club football.”
Chukwu speaking further added, “In fact, Musa moved at the right time because he is presently the vice captain of the Super Eagles and he needs to be where most of team mates like Mikel, Ighalo, Moses are so that there could be a sort of good understanding among them.
However, the Rangers Technical Consultant advised Musa to maintain a good moral standard noting, “EPL is different from other European leagues like Russia. Higher moral standard of life is expected from every star.”