Liverpool tracking 19-year-old wonderkid who is set to take the World Cup by storm
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Liverpool are tracking United States wonderkid Yunus Musah ahead of a potential move, according to reports.
The 19-year-old, who was eligible to play for a number of national teams, including England and Ghana, committed to the country of his birth, and could line up against England at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
He came through the youth system at Arsenal, before leaving the club to join Valencia in 2019.
Initially featuring in their B team, Musah has now made 67 senior appearances for the Spanish club, and looks destined to become a footballing star.
He was named in the USA squad for their recent friendly matches against Japan and Saudi Arabia, but was forced to withdraw due to a groin injury.
Now recovered, and back in contention at Valencia, Musah is on the radar of European clubs - and Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on the youngster.
Liverpool interested in signing Yunus Musah
According to Spanish outlet El Gol Digital (via Bence Bocsak), several top clubs are chasing the 19-year-old, who has played in a central midfield role, with much success, under Gennaro Gattuso this season.
The same report claims that Musah has a release clause of just €30 million, making him a financially viable option for Jurgen Klopp's side. However, they could face competition from the likes of Juventus and Arsenal, who seemingly want to bring their former youth starlet back to the club.
Speaking on the Men in Blazers' 'American States United, Presented by ESPN+' podcast, Musah explained why he left the Gunners in 2019: "After all these years I had at Arsenal, I loved the club so much, like, that was my place. Then, yeah, it came to a point where I was like, 'OK, is Arsenal going to push me to where I want, when I want, or not?' So it didn't look like it.
"I was going to probably start off with the (under) 18s, and then the (under) 23s, and then from there, we'll see, you know?
"But Valencia, on the other hand, they offered me to be able to go there and play in their B team, which is in the third division in Spain, which was big, and train with the first team while I was doing that. That would be pushing me to get to the first team, you know?
"So (that) was like a big prospect to be in their first team at Valencia. That was what made my decision clear to go to Valencia."
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