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Valencia have confirmed that young midfielder Yunus Musah has signed a new long-term contract at Mestalla.
The 18-year-old, who left the Arsenal academy in 2019, has become a first-team star in Valencia this season, starting nine of his team’s 11 La Liga games this season, with his fine form leading to him. it was worth a call-up for the United States national team in November.
Along with the tug of war for his services internationally (England, Ghana and Italy are eager to secure his loyalty), Musah has also attracted interest from some of the major sides of Europe, with sources confirming to 90min Valencia came close to securing a contract extension for the teenager last month.
The deal is already done, with Valencia taking their official Web site to reveal that Musah has committed his future to the club until 2026.
“This is where I have matured as a player”, Musah said. “I have found a great family, I have learned the history of this club and I have developed new values as a person.
“My road has been long, but now I am convinced that I have found my place in the world. That is why everyone talks about my ever-present smile, and we will continue to smile together for many years.”
It’s a well-deserved reward for Musah’s emergence as one of Europe’s most intriguing prospects. Valencia are well aware of the interest in their youngster and hope that this contract extension will offer them additional protection against potential suitors.
90min He understands that former Arsenal employers are monitoring Musah, as are Everton, Leeds and Wolves, but the teenager is not paying attention to interest and is instead focused on getting better at Valencia’s senior team.
However, Musah would not be against returning to the Premier League at some point in his career, but the length of this new deal suggests that he is in no rush to leave Spain.
He became the youngest non-Spanish player to score for Valencia when he scored in the November 2-2 draw with Getafe, and now has plenty of time to add to that account.
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