United States men’s national team midfielder Yunus Musah attracted transfer target interest following his solid display at the World Cup. The 20-year-old playmaker formed a formidable partnership in the middle of the pitch alongside Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie.
Musah currently plays for Valencia at the club level. The Spanish side already have the American tied down to a deal until 2026, but reports suggest that they are willing to extend his current contract. Along with the lengthy contract, Musah also has a $105 million release clause as well. However, potential buyers would most likely not have to spend the full amount to purchase the midfielder.
Premier League trio have transfer target set on Yunus Musah
90min has claimed that Valencia has opened contract talks with Musah to fend off interest. The outlet also says that a trio of Premier League giants are circling the American midfielder. Chelsea and Liverpool have supposedly contacted Musah’s representatives, while Arsenal have reportedly sent scouts to his World Cup matches.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano recently confirmed the reports and added Inter Milan to the list of possible destinations as well. “Yunus Musah is in the list of Premier League clubs,” said Romano. “Arsenal recently sent their scouts to monitor him, but there are also other Premier League giants well informed, Inter Milan are interested too. He could leave Valencia between January and June.”
Musah was previously part of Arsenal’s youth setup before departing for Spain in 2019. Signing for the Gunners at the age of nine, the midfielder spent seven seasons in Arsenal’s academy. Musah was also an England youth international as well before switching national teams as a senior player.
Transfer fee would most likely not be release clause
Despite the massive release clause at Valencia, Musah’s agent told Calciomercato last month that his client could leave Spain for as low as $31-$42 million. The agent also claimed that the Premier League and Serie A have “an advantage for his future.”
Valencia are currently 10th in the LaLiga table at the moment. They do, however, hold all of the power regarding Musah’s immediate future though. As the midfielder’s current contract doesn’t expire until 2026, a potential bidding war between the big clubs could benefit the Spanish side.
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