Liverpool are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems.
The latest reports in England and Spain suggest that Liverpool have joined the hunt for Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah.
The 17-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The USA international has been at the La Liga club for one season, having joined the side from Arsenal in 2019. He has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2022.
The midfielder has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in United States.
Yunus Musah has represented England at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level, winning 34 caps and scoring 4 goals.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Liverpool.
Liverpool are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 17-year-old as potential transfer target.
The report claims that Liverpool manager has extensively scouted Musah and is considering a move for the midfielder.
According to the report, “Liverpool are among four contenders for rising Valencia starlet Yunus Musah. Musah is an England youth international who previously spent time with Arsenal’s academy. However, he has just accepted a call-up for the country of his birth, the USA. Musah plays his club football in a different country altogether, after joining Valencia in 2019. He initially played in their B team, but has become a first team player this season. After recording one goal in 17 appearances in the Spanish second tier last season, Musah has already found the back of the net once in his seven appearances in La Liga this term. At the age of 17, Musah has become the youngest ever non-Spanish player to score for Valencia. However, the La Liga club may not be able to keep hold of him for much longer. According to Don Balon, there are four teams in the race to sign Musah. La Liga heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid are acutely aware of what the player is capable of. Musah also has suitors outside of Spain, though – and Liverpool are one. The Premier League champions could be monitoring his situation. Jurgen Klopp’s former employers Borussia Dortmund join them in their interest.”
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It would take a huge offer from Liverpool to prise the 17-year-old midfielder from Valencia.
Good signing for Liverpool?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Musah is still quite young and he will only get better with experience. He would be a good long term investment for Liverpool.
How strong that interest is and whether Liverpool will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.