Date published: Wednesday 4th November 2020 12:59
Liverpool are among four contenders for rising Valencia starlet Yunus Musah, according to reports.
Musah is an England youth international who previously spent time with Arsenal’s academy. However, he has just accepted a call-up for the country of his birth, the USA.
Musah plays his club football in a different country altogether, after joining Valencia in 2019. He initially played in their B team, but has become a first team player this season.
After recording one goal in 17 appearances in the Spanish second tier last season, Musah has already found the back of the net once in his seven appearances in La Liga this term.
At the age of 17, Musah has become the youngest ever non-Spanish player to score for Valencia. However, the La Liga club may not be able to keep hold of him for much longer.
According to Don Balon, there are four teams in the race to sign Musah. La Liga heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid are acutely aware of what the player is capable of.
Musah also has suitors outside of Spain, though – and Liverpool are one. The Premier League champions could be monitoring his situation.
Jurgen Klopp’s former employers Borussia Dortmund join them in their interest.
Valencia likely to sell for right price
Valencia have been in a state of turmoil in recent months, and had to let go of some of their best players over the summer transfer window.
For example, Ferran Torres joined Manchester City and Rodrigo Moreno ended up at Leeds United. In another blow, captain Dani Parejo and and fellow midfielder Francis Coquelin joined their rivals Villarreal.
They have also just lost Geoffrey Kondogbia to Atletico Madrid. Even though the transfer window is closed, Atletico were allowed to sign a replacement for Thomas Partey due to Arsenal activating the Ghanaian’s release clause.
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Valencia’s loss of talent has opened a pathway into the first team for Musah, who can play as a winger or midfielder. But even he may be on the way out.
The report states that no Valencia player is unsellable, and if the right offer comes in, they will allow Musah to move on. It is an opportunity that Europe’s biggest clubs may not want to miss.
Musah has been compared by some to Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati due to the impact they have both made before the age of 18 in La Liga. However, Don Balon remind that Musah still has some way to go to reach Fati’s level.
Nonetheless, the New York City-born starlet is showing his potential, and may be rewarded with a step up to a more stable club.
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