New Leicester City signing Ahmed Musa says he hopes to become a legend at a Premier League club just like compatriot and Arsenal legend, Nwankwo Kanu.
The Nigeria international recently completed a move to Leicester from CSKA Moscow and broke the club’s transfer record following a £16m move.
Speaking of his objectives ahead of the new season and his spell in the Premier League, the 23-year old revealed he was encouraged to make the move by Kanu and says he believes playing in England will be good for him.
“I’m going to do whatever it takes to become a legend like Kanu,” he was quoted on The Sun.
“All Nigerian kids want to play here and I believe this is going to be a good league for me.
“I took advice from my friend Kanu. He told me a lot about England and Leicester and said it would be a good move for me.
“Kanu won the league and FA Cup twice with Arsenal and the FA Cup again with Portsmouth.
“He’s probably Nigeria’s most famous footballer, ahead of Jay-Jay Okocha and Finidi George.
“I’ve a long way to go to rival their achievements. But I’ve always been used to upsetting the odds. People used to tell me, ‘Musa, you are far too small to be a striker’.
“But I’d always reply, ‘It doesn’t matter what size you are, it’s what you do that matters’.
“The only time that didn’t work out was when I was a goalkeeper!
“I was a goalie until I was 12. Then I went outfield, which was the best decision of my life because I don’t think I’d have made it anywhere as a keeper.”
And despite Leicester emerging champions last season, the odds of them retaining the title are still slim, but Musa is however confident he will win the Premier League with them before his contract runs out.
“I am very happy to be joining now.
“My target here is to win the league again and I believe we can.
“I think the secret behind City’s success is everyone is focused and happy with each other.
“I started my first session and I was like . . . wow! Because I have never seen that intensity and tackles flying in Russia.
“But now I am getting used to it — even Marcin Wasilewski!”