Why Newcastle should swoop for reportedly available £16m-rated attacker from PL rivals
By Derek Smithson
Newcastle should make Leicester attacker Ahmed Musa a priority signing ahead of next season.
The Mail claim that the 24-year-old is expected to leave the King Power Stadium over the summer and that manager Craig Shakespeare is prepared to listen to offers.
It is understood that the Foxes could be wiling to do a deal if bids are close to the £16million they originally paid for him from CSKA Moscow last summer.
Musa endured a difficult first season in English football and was unable to hit the ground running with Leicester.
The Nigeria international made just 32 appearances across all competitions and scored four goals in return.
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However, he has proven himself to be a consistent goalscorer in the past and showcased his talents for Russian club CSKA Moscow in the past.
Musa is blessed with blistering pace and should be a natural fit for the Premier League, but failed to cement his position in the starting line-up.
Newcastle will need some extra quality in their squad following their return to the Premier League and Musa could give them some extra firepower in attack.
He can be used as a left winger if needed, but operates best on the shoulder as the central striker.
The Magpies struggled to score goals in their last outing in the top flight and manager Rafael Benitez should certainly look to bolster his frontline.
In other Newcastle transfer news, a report has named the six positions that Benitez is looking to strengthen this summer.