By Johnny Edward: Leicester's record buy Ahmed Musa is keen to become a Premier League hit just like his fellow Nigerian Nwankwo Kanu, who starred for Arsenal, West Brom and Portsmouth, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Musa who cost the Foxes £16 million says he hopes to emulate his hero who won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and one FA Community Shield in his spell in England.
“I’m going to do whatever it takes to become a legend like Kanu," Musa told 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’."
Musa also hopes to surpass his exploits in Russia where he won three Russian League titles, a Russian Cup and the Russian Super Cup.
“My target here is to win the league again and I believe we can," he added.
“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!”