Nwankwo Kanu has revealed the reason behind Ahmed Musa’s struggles at English Premier League outfit Leicester City.
Just after their league triumph in the 2015-16 season, the forward joined the King Power Stadium outfit from CSKA Moscow for a then-club record fee of £16 million.
He made 33 appearances, scoring five goals. However, he was shipped out on loan to CSKA in January after failing to appear in a single English top-flight game in his second season.
The Nigeria international hit the ground running, scoring six Russian Premier League goals in ten appearances, and has since reunited with Claude Puel's side.
“Musa is a very good player, his main asset, of course, is his speed,” Kanu told Russian News Agency TASS.
“As for his appearances for Leicester, he got into the team at a difficult moment, it was hard after they won the league, many changes followed. All this affected the career of Ahmed in England
“But that does not mean that Musa is a bad player. I think he showed his level when he returned to Russia before the World Cup.”
Musa is in line to make his second appearance at the World Cup and the Nigeria legend has backed him to make an impact in Russia.
“I consider him one of the leaders of the Nigerian national team because he is already a very experienced player, he played and scored in the last World Cup,” he continued.
“In several games, he was even the captain of the national team. The Nigerian team certainly needs such a player, he will help grow young players.”