West Ham is carefully monitoring the development of an exceptionally gifted young talent who previously graced the Arsenal youth ranks, as they contemplate a potential acquisition in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Mail reports that the Hammers have identified Yunus Musah, a skillful midfielder hailing from the United States and a former trainee at Arsenal, as their prime target.
At a tender age of 16, Musah embarked on an exciting new chapter by joining Valencia in the summer of 2019. Initially, he was placed in the reserves squad competing in Segunda División B, but his consistent progress propelled him up the ranks.
It was a remarkable feat when Musah, just a few months shy of turning 18, made his momentous debut in the prestigious La Liga. This remarkable occasion unfolded during an enthralling 4–2 triumph over Levante UD, where Musah’s immense potential was on full display.
A few months later, on November 1, 2020, Musah etched his name into Valencia’s history books. At the tender age of 17 years and 338 days, he demonstrated his prowess by finding the back of the net in an exhilarating 2–2 draw against Getafe CF. This notable achievement earned him the distinction of being the youngest non-Spanish player to score for the esteemed Valencia.
Throughout the current season, Musah has continued to captivate spectators with his exceptional performances in La Liga, even amidst the challenges faced by his club.
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Having represented Valencia in 35 matches this season, the 20-year-old midfielder has also showcased his unselfishness by providing two assists for his teammates.
Transfermarkt values Musah at 22 million euros in the market.
During his formative years, Musah possessed the eligibility to represent several national teams, including the United States, Ghana, Italy, and England. Although he initially represented England at the youth level, he has now become an indispensable asset in the USA national team setup, accumulating an impressive tally of 25 appearances for his country.
West Ham perceives Musah as the perfect candidate to reinforce their squad, particularly in the event of their star player, Declan Rice, departing in the upcoming summer transfer window.
As the transfer rumors circulate, it remains to be seen whether West Ham’s interest in Musah will materialize into an actual transfer, thereby providing the talented midfielder with an opportunity to embark on a new chapter in his promising career.
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