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Report: AC Milan reject transfer offers for Yunus Musah

Yunus Musah’s positive first season in Milan led to growing interest in his signature this summer, but new Rossoneri boss Paulo Fonseca isn’t reportedly listening to any offers for the American midfielder.

AC Milan has turned down several European offers for Musah this summer, Tuttosport reported Tuesday. Fonseca is set to use Musah in a more defensive role this season after arriving in Milan earlier this month, according to the report.

Musah, 21, made the move to AC Milan last summer from La Liga side Valencia. He made 40 combined appearances in his debut Italian campaign, registering two assists, and featuring in four different competitions.

A former Arsenal academy player, Musah moved to Valencia’s B team in 2019 before debuting for the first team in September 2020. Musah proceeded to score five goals in 108 combined appearances for the La Liga side, eventually attracting interest from many European clubs including AC Milan.

He’s been a key figure for the U.S. men’s national team since switching his allegiance from England. Musah has earned 37 caps to date for the USMNT, featuring at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and winning the CONCACAF Nations League title on three occasions.

Fonseca replaces Stefano Pioli, who led the Rossoneri to a second-place finish in Serie A last season.


  1. @ 21 there is still a lot of development and refinement that can still be achieved, so not surprised that ACM doesn’t want to trade/sell Musah after just 1 season. If he does continue to grow/develop and he has a good 2026 WC, I could see a number of clubs come for Musah with significant offers.
    People often forget how young many of our players actually are since they’ve been with the Sr. National team for so many years. Our current squad of players is made up of 2 generations….1 that are just now hitting their prime (25-29) and the other who’ll be nearing their prime when the 2026 WC starts.
    1st Group:
    Pulisic (25), McKennie (25), Adams (25), Weah (24), Jedi (26), Richards (24),
    2nd Group:
    Musah (21), Reyna (21), Pepi (21), Tillman (22), Balogun (22), Scally (21), and Cardoso (22) have been around the Sr. Team for years, and yet they’re of an age when most countries are only just introducing them to their full national teams.

  2. 37 caps for Musah which is the same as Roldan. I remember being on the live chats on U tube & comments were praising Musah & condemning Roldan. They have the same amount of caps now & Musah has one less assist. Reminder – Roldan didn’t have Arsenal training nor play against La Liga competition on a weekly basis. When you play for the country, it has nothing to do with what academy you trained in or what country you were raised in, or what league you play in but how you play with your US teammates on the field. Musah playing a 6 keeps him further away from goal making him less likely to develop a better offensive skill set. Plus, he doesn’t use all 3 mirrors, which is important when driving the 6. In a 4-3-3, the 6 is the driver/pilot. In a 4-2-3-1, the 10 is the driver/pilot. Musah & Mckennie both disappear when deployed as left midfielders. MMA = low scoring. After Copa, the best Musah can do is go and take the right midfielder job at AC Milan and never look back like he does when he plays the 6.

    • Man, I don’t even know where to start this comment…

      Number one. Musah is not a six.

      Number two. Musah is a collect and connect number eight.

      Musah Should be deployed as a left center mid in our set up with Johnny Cardoso or Tyler Adams as the anchor in the sixth position. This once again shows that GGG is not using his personnel well nor is he playing players to their actual strength.

      When he is allowed to play in half spaces receiving the rock from the back line (or the single pivot), his successful “carry” rate when driving forward into the attacking third is impeccable. As he grows and delivers better passes he will be absolutely fantastic. Look at his all touches video against Empoli. This is prime Musah!

      • If Fonseca is talking about playing him as a DM in his preferred 4-2-3-1, one of them sits deep with the CBs and one sits with the AM in a 3-2-5 in possession, and would be looking to carry and connect as you say. He reminds me of a young Darlington Nagbe, just often holds the ball a touch too long (he’s years ahead of Nagbe in development obviously). If he can figure out how to be more decisive his ceiling is very high.

    • Fonseca pushes his FBs up in line with his attackers making it a 3-2-5 in possession so that move might actually make Yunus even more involved in the offense (think Gregg but actually wants to play at pace). That would also mean Yunus being on Pulisic’s side. It probably means he’ll use him as one of the two DMs though. One at Lille would drop back between the CBs and the other would form the MF line with the AM. Reijnders and Loftus Cheek would seem to have those starting roles in hand unless one of those guys is leaving. Bennacer is also still there so Yunus may find himself as a bench sub and midweek match player again this season. Yunus won’t be 22 until November and made 40 appearances including 4 CL starts last year so that’s not bad. He’s got to develop a better understanding of when to give up the ball instead of dribbling into drops and improve his finishing but his upside is still high. Fonseca is know for developing young players so he wants to keep Musah that’s a good sign.


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