Ahmed Musa move’ll benefit Eagles – Babalade


Ahmed Musa made the right decision to swap CSKA Moscow for Premier League champions Leicester City, says former Nigeria defender Ajibade Babalade.

South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner Musa last week joined the Foxes after helping the Horses win the Russian Premier League title on a four-year deal for a club-record fee of around £16m.

A host of Premier League outfits including Southampton, Everton and West Ham hotly pursued the former Venlo star but Claudio Ranieri’s side eventually won the race to land the Super Eagles attacker, who gained a reputation for himself after scoring twice in Nigeria’s 3-2 defeat to Argentina at the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

And Ranieri, who has earned plenty of plaudits for guiding the Blues to their first Premier League title last season, has given the thumbs up to the 23-year-old former Kano Pillars forward.

“Musa can bring his amazing speed to the party,” The Sun quoted the 64-year-old former Juventus manager as saying of his Nigerian import during the week.

“I don’t know if he’s as quick as Jamie Vardy but he has lots of speed.

“It’s very important to have another airplane in our squad. Remember we are the RAF and now we’ve signed another one of them!”

Ranieri’s views were echoed by Senegal ’92 Africa Cup of Nations bronze medallist Babalade, who is backing the player to be a nightmare for defenders in the Premier League next season.

And the Shooting Stars team manager believes Musa could prove vital in Nigeria booking a ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Source:: Punch News