Rio Olympics Ambition Threatens Musa’s Leicester Link

Rio Olympics Ambition Threatens Musa’s Leicester Link

By Johnny Edward:

Leicester City's interest in CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa may hit the rocks following the player's ambition to feature as one of the overaged players in  Nigeria's squad at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, reports.

The Foxes who are just two wins from lifting the 2015/16 English Premier League title, gathered, will revive their interest in the CSKA Moscow striker who has scored 12 goals in 32 games this season. 

The 23-year-old was a target for Claudio Ranieri in January, but Leicester failed to match CSKA's asking price of £20million for the Nigeria international.

"Its a big 'if' on whether he will move in the summer because he has expressed his desire to represent Nigerian at the Olympics which Leicester may not really agree with," a source close to the player told

"But once a concrete offer has been tabled, that will be discussed."

Leicester had two bids rejected by CSKA Moscow in January, but will hope to strike a compromise at around £18m for Musa in the coming weeks.

Musa can also add Champions League experience, something lacking in Ranieri's exciting squad ahead of next season. ​