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Yunus Musah signs new long-term deal with Valencia

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Yunus Musah has made a rapid rise to La Liga side Valencia and the youngster was rewarded on Friday with a new contract.

Valencia locked up Musah long-term, signing him until June 2026. The 18-year-old was linked with a new extension earlier this fall and officially signed Friday. His new contract also includes an increased buyout clause of €100 million.

“I’m very happy to have signed for Valencia CF, and to have renewed my contract,” Musah said in a club interview. “I can’t wait for what the future holds. It’s a dream come true for myself and for my family. Something that I’ve dreamed of ever since I was young was to have a first team contract with a big club. For that to happen at Valencia CF is even bigger.”

“As always, I thank God for making this possible. My parents, my family and everybody else have worked really hard to help me get here. It’s a great moment and a great thing to achieve.”

He recently made his first two appearances for Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT after previously representing England’s Youth National Teams. Musah started in matches against Wales and Panama, impressing alongside other fellow USMNT debutants.

Musah, a former Arsenal academy player, joined Valencia in 2019 and totaled 23 appearances between the club’s U-19 side and B team, scoring one goal. He also made two La Liga appearances last season before starting the 2020-21 campaign with the top flight club.

He’s scored one goal in ten appearances for Valencia’s first team, and also impressed in a 4-1 win over defending champions Real Madrid before the international break.

“I’m enjoying my football a lot here. I’m learning every day. My teammates, the staff and everyone else here have really helped me, and I’m enjoying myself here.

“It’s obviously a great thing to be playing so many matches at my age. I just want to thank everybody that has made this possible.”

 

 

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  1. Can someone explain why he didn’t need to file his 1 time switch despite repping England youth teams and a player line Efrain Alvarez cannot play a USMNT friendly without one?

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    • Alvarez repped Mexico who made it to finals of fifa U 20 wc. Which is why he needs switch paper work. Misha appearances were not official fifa matches but friendlies for England’s youth nat teams.

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        Musah is a high end international quality prospect, with real international skill and mentality.

        Alvarez is a limited luxury player, has a questionable mentality, who will struggle in the modern game. Looks like a slightly better version of Freddy Adu.

        Musah would be a huge addition to the US program. Alvarez would create internet kid buzz, and a lot of false hope for those who rate flash over true international impact ability. He will forever be an internet fan idol. Just not to coaches and people who matter.

    • He does not need switch paper work his eng youth appearances were not official fifa games, but friendlies. Misha needs to be cap tied. Eng want him for u 21 when we are giving him senior team minutes promoting him. If he was smart he would pick USA.

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