Ahmed Musa challenges Leicester City teammate Jamie Vardy to a race

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Speed played an important part in Leicester City’s remarkable title success.

Having the pacy Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez in the team ensured Leicester were a serious threat on the counter-attack.

And Claudio Ranieri added even more speed to his side in the summer, signing Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow.

Musa, who signed for £16 million, showed his blistering pace with a beautiful individual goal against Barcelona in a pre-season friendly.

The Nigerian certainly fancies himself as a speed freak, challenging Vardy to a race.

“We haven't tried yet so I can't say now who is the quickest,” Musa told the Guardian. “But I tell you this – we're going to have a race one day.

“My friends called me Cristiano Ronaldo because I was playing on the wing and they thought I had a little bit of speed like him.”

Stats show there would be one winner

The Daily Mail have since analysed the statistics from this season and the results make for unhappy reading for Musa.

Although the 23-year-old has a better average speed than Vardy, the England international would best Musa when it came to a sprint.

Vardy’s top speed this season is 35.1 km/h, while Musa has clocked 33.93 km/h.

Where the former CSKA man does come in ahead is with his average speed of 6.52 km/h, compared to Vardy’s 6.28 km/h.

So Musa might want to work on becoming the quickest player at Leicester before he sets his sights on reaching Ronaldo’s speed.

Who is the fastest player in the Premier League? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below!

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