Ahmed Musa has slammed Leicester City for not giving him a chance to prove his worth to the team after the sacking of Claudio Ranieri in February 2017.
Nigeria international Musa was signed by the Foxes in 2016 from CSKA Moscow in what was then a club-record fee of £16million and there was huge hype upon his arrival.
However, the 25-year-old only made seven Premier League starts during his debut campaign, scoring just two goals, and he quickly slipped down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium.
Since Ranieri’s sacking in February, the forward has made just four appearances and he spent the second half of the 2017/18 season on loan at former employers CSKA, where he scored six goals in 10 outings.
Musa was the two-goal hero for the Super Eagles in Friday’s 2-0 World Cup victory over Iceland and he wasn’t afraid to openly criticise Leicester when quizzed about his time in England.
He was quoted as saying by Nigerian outlet Punch: “Did you ever see me play? Did they give me any opportunity to show myself after they sacked the coach? So I don’t want to talk about that.
“[CSKA Moscow] give me the confidence because it’s not that easy staying on the bench without playing for seven months.”
Leicester open their Premier League campaign at Manchester United on August 11 and the visitors are 9.00 outsiders to win, a draw is priced at 4.75 while the Red Devils are 1.36 favourites.
Musa is not likely to be part of the squad with reports claiming the forward is being lined up by clubs in Russia and Turkey.