The 18-year-old has made a breakthrough to Valencia’s first team this season, making ten appearances in LaLiga and scoring one goal.

A new contract for 18-year-old Yunus Musah

Valencia have announced they have signed teenage star Yunus Musah to a new contract until 2026. The 18-year-old has made a breakthrough to Valencia’s first team this season, making ten appearances in LaLiga and scoring one goal. The player, who was born in the United States and raised in England, took up a challenge from the US national team last month and earned his first two senior international caps. The striker has represented England at various youth levels. And the Three Lions’ Under-21 head coach Aidy Boothroyd said he hasn’t given up on hopes of eventually bringing Musah back. Because Musah has played for the USMNT in friendlies rather than official games. He is still eligible to perform for England or Nigeria, his parents’ home country.

The teenager can’t wait for the fans to come back to the stadium

“I don’t know if he made his decision,” Boothroyd said. “I hope he didn’t because I think that if he came here and saw that we are all about that, he would enjoy it”. Speaking on Valencia’s website after signing his new deal, Musah said he was happy to dedicate his future to the club. “I am delighted to have signed with Valencia and extended my contract. I can’t wait to see what the future holds,” Musah said. “It is a dream come true for my family and me. What I have dreamed of since childhood is to sign a contract with a big team. For that to happen with Valencia is even bigger. “Valencia CF have shown confidence in me, and I want to continue in this club who helped me start my career.”

“I can’t wait for the fans to come back to the stadium as I haven’t experienced that before. I was at Mestalla to watch a lot of matches as a spectator, but it will be a different experience there on the pitch”. Valencia made a slow start to the 2020-21 season and are currently in 14th place, winning just three of their first 11 games. The club’s next match is on Monday when they travel to Eibar in LaLiga.