By James Agberebi:
A top CSKA Moscow official has expressed sadness following the departure of Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa to English Premier League champions Leicester City.
On Friday, Musa signed a four-year contract with the Foxes for an undisclosed fee, which is subject to Premier League and FA approval.
CSKA General Director Roman Babaev told club’s official website: “With a heavy heart we agreed to accept this offer.
“Over the past few years Ahmed became one of the key players for our club. At the same time we didn’t want to put up obstacles for the player who is wanted by the reigning champion of England.
“Leicester made a great offer for the club and for Ahmed. Musa has made an outstanding progress during the last four and the half years with us, we shared many unforgettable moments and he fully deserved the step up to the next level. We wish him all the success in the future career.”
Musa made his debut for CSKA on 21 February 2012 in the Champions League match against Real Madrid. He made 168 appearances for the Russian champions and scored 54 goals.