Hull City have been made 2/1 favourites to sign Leicester City outcast Ahmed Musa by Sky Bet.
The 24-year-old attacker is set to leave the King Power Stadium after just one season in the East Midlands, and Championship outfit Hull are now favourites to sign the Nigerian international.
Musa arrived at Leicester from Russian side CSKA Moscow for what was then a club-record fee of around £16 million, but he struggled to make an impact in the Premier League. It is possible that a move to the Championship, almost certainly on a loan deal, will help him to revive his faltering career.
Craig Shakespeare is reportedly keen to let Musa leave his Leicester side, with the attacker yet to feature in a Premier League matchday squad for the Foxes this season.
A move to the KCOM Stadium would see Musa link up with Leonid Slutsky once again, his manager at CSKA, with the duo enjoying great success together in Russia. The talent is undoubtedly there – the Nigerian forward scored 54 goals in 168 games for CSKA after joining in 2012 – proving that Leicester didn’t part with such a large sum of money for no reason. Playing once again under Slutsky, Musa has the ability to set the Championship alight.
The striker would arrive at Hull with international pedigree, to stand alongside his impressive club form in the Russian capital, and previously with VVV-Venlo in Holland. Musa has netted 13 times in 63 games for Nigeria, including twice in his country’s 3-2 defeat by Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, in doing so becoming the first Nigerian to score twice in a World Cup match.
Whether Musa ends up heading north in the final few days of the transfer window remains to be seen, but one thing that is certain is that the speed merchant’s arrival in England’s second division would be an extremely scary prospect for opposition defences.