CSKA Moscow president Yevgeny Giner has served a hint that the Russian club have resigned to losing their Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa this summer.
Speaking in the Russian media, Giner said he is confident that bigger clubs will come calling for Musa when the transfer window opens in the summer and so there was no need to dwell on the failed move to join surprise table leaders in England, Leicester City.
Leicester tabled an 18 million pounds bid for Musa in January and are understood to be ready to spend much more in the summer to land their transfer target.
In was also gathered that EPL giants, Manchester United were also linked with the 23-year-old striker, whose release clause is put at about 23 million pounds.
“Musa is a strong forward who can cover three positions and I’m sure that in the summer, there will be bigger clubs coming in for him,” warned CSKA boss Giner.
The CSKA chief also confessed that he blocked the Nigeria star from moving last month because he is crucial in the team’s push for the Russian league championship.
“We talked to Musa and he understood that he needed to finish the season with us because we stand a good chance of becoming champions,” he said.
“Letting him move, for me, I think will be wrong. Football, however, also has its own economy