I can deal with the pressure at Leicester – Musa



Super Eagles vice-captain Ahmed Musa insists that the record fee paid for him by Leicester City won’t add any pressure on him as he looks forward to a start 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 Russian club 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.