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Iheanacho's Arrival Could Push Ahmed Musa To West Bromwich Albion

According to Birmingham mail,West Bromwich Albion are expected to step up interest in Ahmed Musa now Leicester City have signed a fifth forward in Kelechi Iheanacho.
Iheanacho, once a target of the Baggies, finally completed his £25 million move to the King Power Stadium.

The 20-year-old, on whom Manchester City have an option to buy back, said the prospect of linking up with Nigerian compatriots Wilfried Ndidi and Musa was part of Leicester's lure. "If you look, you see they have great players that will help me, and so will my friends Ndidi and Musa," Iheanacho told LCFC TV.

"They'll help me to improve and know everything and settle down." But Musa might not be a Foxes teammate much longer, with the Baggies keen to take the 24-year-old on a season-long loan. It's thought Albion will only move on Musa if there is an option to buy in an arrangement similar to the one with Al Ahly and centre-back Ahmed Hegazi.

Leicester are open to offers for a player likely to be fifth choice behind Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa.

New permanent Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare is not convinced by Musa, who can play up front or on the wing. He selected the Nigerian only three times after taking over from Claudio Ranieri at the end of February - each time as a substitute. And Musa's game time is likely to be even more rationed following the arrival of Ihenacho.

Musa, who has another three years on his City contract, scored four goals in 32 games last season, the vast majority from the bench. Turkish side Fenerbahce are understood to have made a £16 million bid, but the former CSKA Moscow hitman is desperate to stay in the Premier League.

"The interest from Turkey is very strong but he wants to remain in England," Musa's agent Tony Harris said earlier this summer. "He could get his wish because some clubs have contacted us about him. "West Brom and Brighton are among the clubs to have sounded him out over a potential move.

"A decision will be made over his next destination. "But leaving England is out of it."

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