Arsenal recently sent their scouts to monitor their former academy player Yunus Musah, now of Valencia, according to a report.
Fabrizio Romano reports for CBS Sports that Yunus Musah is on the shortlist of a number of Premier League clubs, and that Arsenal recently sent their scouts to monitor him.
Inter Milan are also reportedly interested in the player, who could leave Valencia in January, but the Serie A side likely wouldn’t be able to afford him in the winter window.
Part of the reason for that is that Musah has just put in a few impressive performances for the United States at the World Cup. Though the national side crashed out in their first knockout game, they had a strong group stage and Musah notably performed well against England.
That’s certainly going to inflate the player’s price a little in the immediate future.
James Benge recently reported that a string of Europe’s top clubs are tracking Musah already, adding that the group is believed to include Liverpool and Arsenal.
Musah has been loyal to Valencia so far, signing a contract extension to 2026 with a €100m release clause. But with Valencia languishing in mid-table, he may find himself wanting to push on and play at another level in the coming years.
Speaking about a possible return to north London, where he played as an academy youngster until 2019, 20-year-old Musah didn’t rule anything out.
“You never know,” Musah said in November. “I had a great time at Arsenal developing there, I still have friends there, the coaches were great, being an Arsenal player in general is great.
“I loved playing for Arsenal. I’ve nothing against the club and if one day it turns out to be that it’s time to go back then it’s possible.
“For now, I’m really happy at Valencia and I’m looking forward to carrying this season on in the same way we’re doing now.”