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Brighton & Hove Albion Targeting This Leicester City Forward: A Smart Move?

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Brighton and Hove Albion became the first team to qualify for the Premier League next season from the Championship, which is going to be their first ever season in top flight football as we know it. Expectations are not very high regarding the fact that this is going to be their debut season in the Premier League, however, they can turn out to be the surprise package of the season in the new term.

The Seagulls, as they are popularly known among their fans, are well aware of the fact that they have to field a side which will be able to take on the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and defending champions Chelsea in the next season. As a result, the club recruiters have already started their venture to find players, especially a good striker, who can spearhead their attack in the next term.

One player who has attracted the attention of the new entrants in the Premier League is the Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa, currently playing for the former Premier League champions Leicester City. The Seagulls are looking pretty determined to get their hands on the 24-year-old, and are quite confident that he can give their attack a world of solidarity in the upcoming season.

The Nigerian striker was brought in from the Russian side CSKA Moscow in order to strengthen their frontline by the Foxes in 2016, following their emphatic season in the Premier League, which saw them make all equations go haywire and become the champions of England. He was brought in on a four-year deal that ends in the year 2020. However, the 24-year-old marksman has not been in much of a form in the last season as well and there is strong possibility that he might be offloaded in the upcoming summer transfer market.

Musa made 32 appearances for Leicester City in the last season and was not able to score more than four goals to show for his efforts on the pitch. He was also unable to lay off assists for his teammates, even a single one throughout the season and has been termed as an out-and-out misfit in the Foxes line-up for the next season.

Reportedly, Turkish club Fenerbahce have also been looking to bag the Nigerian striker for their side in the forthcoming transfer window, but his agents are quite sure that he has no intention to leave England at the current moment. This has alerted a number of clubs from the Premier League including West Bromwich Albion besides Brighton.

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