Valencia legend explains why Yunus Musah is at perfect club to develop

Tom Gott
Yunus Musah has impressed with Valencia
Yunus Musah has impressed with Valencia / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Former Valencia star Miguel Angel Angulo says young midfielder Yunus Musah is at the perfect club to continue his development.

The 18-year-old broke into the Valencia first team at the start of the current campaign, and his impressive performances saw him become the subject of a tug-of-war between the USA and England, both of whom wanted to seal his international allegiance.

Yunus Musah
Musah made his international debut for the USA in November / John Dorton/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Musah picked the USA back in November and made his international debut for Gregg Berhalter's side in a friendly draw with Wales. Until he plays a competitive fixture, he remains eligible to switch to England.

The teenage winger has been a core part of the Valencia setup this season, racking up 26 appearances in all competitions, and Angulo told Goal that Musah could not be at a better club to continue growing.

"I think he is a great player and he will be a powerful player for Valencia," Angulo said. "He is one of the youngsters who has come through the ranks and forced their name onto the team-sheet of the first team, getting ready to learn the values of the club.

"Yunus is the perfect example of that, he is a player that the club really wants to back. The youth players overall at Valencia are really being given the chances in the team and it is an example of how good the youth system is.

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Angulo managed over 300 games for Valencia / JAIME REINA/Getty Images

"I think Yunus will help the club improve not only now but in the future. He still has to adapt to the team fully but he is doing very well, considering he is 18. He is gaining experience at the club and he will become a very important player for Valencia."

Musah's astronomic rise saw Valencia move quickly to tie him down to a new long-term contract, and in December 2020, the teenager put pen to paper on a fresh deal which will tie him to the Spanish side until 2026.

As part of the deal, Musah is understood to have a release clause of around €100m, which speaks volumes of just how bright Los Che believe his future is.

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