Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has revealed that the presence of Algeria winger, Riyad Mahrez, was the major reason he failed to earn a regular playing time during his spell at Leicester City.
Musa signed for the English side for a then club-record fee of £16.6 million in 2016, from Russian club, CSKA Moscow.
The 27-year-old scored only two goals in 22 league matches during his time with the Foxes.
However, after struggling for game time at the club, Leicester loaned him back to CSKA in January 2018.
The Nigeria international left the former Premier League champions for Saudi Arabia Professional League club, Al Nassr, in August 2018.
“Before they signed me at Leicester City, they told me Riyad Mahrez was leaving,” Musa said on Instagram Live while speaking to SuperSport TV’s Carol Tshabalala.
“If I knew that Mahrez is going to stay, I will not join Leicester, I would have stayed at CSKA Moscow.
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“When I came, we had a lot of wingers at Leicester City, yet, I still got the chance to play.”