EPL intensity, quite marvellous —Musa

Ahmed Musa, New arrival in England

Leicester City’s record signing, Ahmed Musa, has said his sensational move to the English Premier League side has given his career a boost.

The Nigeria international who moved to the King Power Stadium for £16.5 million (19.7 million euros) from CSKA Moscow earlier this month said he has been stunned by the work ethics of the Foxes during the pre-season training.

“When I started my first session I was thinking ‘wow’,” said Musa.

“Because I have never seen that in Russia -– but now I am getting used to it. The intensity here is quite different from Russia. Here it is a little bit harder, in Russia they are more laid back.

“I think it is the most difficult thing, but I think that is the secret behind Leicester’s success.

“Everyone is focused and everyone is happy with each other. That’s the biggest secret – if you’re all happy with each other you can achieve a lot.”

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner, stated that he is looking forward to having a robust partnership with the Foxes leading striker, Jamie Vardie.

“I think I am like Jamie Vardy. I have speed, I like to work hard, we are similar in lots of things.

“Am I faster? I can’t say yet, I have never played with him. But I am looking forward to finding out!

“I’m looking forward to playing with Vardy. I like his style. I think we can work perfectly together.

“I think this is the right time for me to join Leicester. Last season, they were going after the title.

“This time we are starting afresh -– that’s why I chose to join them this season.

“I’m from Nigeria and all Nigerian players would like to play in the Premier League. I think this will be a good league for me,” said Musa who played at the 2010 and 2014 World Cup finals.