By Adeboye Amosu:
Leicester City will make a decision on the future of their Nigeria import Ahmed Musa in January, Even as the manager of the club Claude Puel has explained why the Super Eagles star has not had game time.
Musa joined the Foxes from Russian club CSKA Moscow last season but has struggled to make an impact since the move.
He is yet to feature in a Premier League game for the former champions this season.
The former Kano Pillars winger however featured once in a Carabao Cup clash against Sheffield United in August where he scored for the club in their 4-1 win.
He has made four appearances for Leicester City U-23s.
Puel hinted that Musa is one of several players whose futures will be reviewed when the transfer window opens in January.
“It’s not the time to speak about if he can bring something to the squad or if he can leave the squad in January,” Puel told BBC Sport.
“We’ll look at all the players. At the moment the status quo remains.”
The Frenchman said Musa’s lack of game time was down to strong competition in the squad.
“He’s a good player with quality. For me he’s not a striker, he’s a winger who can play on the left or right,” Puel explained.
“He can attack space, has good penetration but there’s imbalance in competition with (Marc) Albrighton, (Demarai) Gray and (Riyad) Mahrez.
“Sometimes it’s tough, it’s difficult for the staff to make a choice and give him more game time but in training sessions he always has a positive attitude and this is very important for him and the squad.”
Musa himself will be considering his future as he will be hoping to force his way into the Nigeria squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN