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Ranieri Breaks Silence Over Future Of Nigeria International At Leicester – He Could Be Our Joker In January

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Claudio Ranieri has provided an explanation as to why big money signing Ahmed Musa has not been starting games at Leicester City.

Record signing Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy are the manager’s favourites duo upfront with Musa battling with Andy Gray, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa for the position of third choice striker.

However Ranieri believes the former CSKA Moscow man will have a big role to play in the team when Riyad Mahrez, and Islam Slimani team up with Algeria for the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

” We are approaching a crucial period in English football where every player is key, In January we won’t be bringing in any new forward when Slimani and Mahrez head to the Cup of Nations, we have Musa”, Ranieri said.

” Musa has quality and this is the reason why we bought him, he will play lot of games in January, He could be our joker. I have faith in him”.