Hull City manager Leonid Slutsky has said the Tigers were “extremely close” to signing Leicester striker Ahmed Musa on deadline day, as per an article by the Hull Daily Mail.
A deal broke down as Musa was reluctant to drop down into the Championship and wants to prove himself at Leicester. This left Hull, who did manage to sign Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori on loan, desperately searching for another attacking option on deadline day.
Leonid Slutsky knows Ahmed Muss well from when he managed him at CSKA Moscow. Musa’s prolific form earned him a move to the then Premier League champions, Leicester City, for £17 million. However, he struggled to adapt to the Premier League and this has left clubs like Hull wanting him to join them on loan to get some more experience. Musa apparently turned Hull down to try and break into the Leicester team.
Despite the disappointment of not landing Musa, Hull did have a good last few days of the transfer window. The Tigers signed Stephen Kingsley from Swansea, Jon Total from Arsenal, Jackson Irvine from Burton and Nouna Dicko from Wolves. They needed a lot of new faces to replace the large number of players who left the club in the summer, these included key players like Harry Maguire, Andy Robertson an for Sam Clucas.
Hull face Derby County on Friday night and many Hull fans are excited to see the new signings in action. They won’t be able to see Musa in Black and Amber, but will be hoping Nouha Dicko can get the goals to fire them up the league.