Musa looking forward to Vardy partnership

New Leicester City signing Ahmed Musa doesn't know yet if he is faster than his teammate Jamie Vardy, but is looking forward to finding out.

The former CSKA Moscow striker, who joined the Foxes for a club record fee of £16.6m, believes that he has a lot in common with last season's golden boot runner-up.

The Nigeria international scored 13 goals for his Russian Premier League club last season, 11 less than Vardy, and is expected to form a formidable partnership up front for Claudio Ranieri's team.

"I was a goalie between 10 and 12, but changing was the best decision of my life because I would never have been good enough to become a professional goalkeeper," he told Fourfourtwo.com.

"It was difficult at first but then you get used to the fact you are not very big. A lot of people used to tell me, 'Musa, you are too small to be a striker.'

"But I said: 'It doesn't matter what size you are, it's what you can do that matters. I think I am like Jamie Vardy. I have speed, I like to work hard, we are similar in lots of things.

"Am I faster? I can't say yet, I have never played with him, but I am looking forward to finding out. I'm looking forward to playing with Vardy. I like his style. I think we can fit well together."

How does the pre-season training program at Leicester compare to that of his former club?

"When I started my first session I was thinking, ‘Wow'," he added.

"I have never seen that in Russia but now I am getting used to it The intensity here is quite different to Russia. Here it is a little bit harder, in Russia they are more laid back.

"I think that is the most difficult thing, but I think that is the secret behind Leicester's success."

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