Crystal Palace & West Ham now want to sign player who left Arsenal in 2019
Crystal Palace and West Ham now want to sign Yunus Musah from Valencia – a player who left Arsenal in 2019.
The Eagles and the Hammers have been regulars at the Mestalla this season as they scout the United States international, who spent time in Arsenal’s Hale End academy before moving to Spain.
Now – according to Eldesmarque – Musah could soon return to London.
What’s the story?
Well, the Spanish news outlet believe Crystal Palace and West Ham – as well as Leicester – are huge admirers of the American.
However, a deal may be tricky to negotiate.
Eldesmarque claim that Musah has a €100m (£87m) release clause written into his contract, which runs until June 2026.
The 20-year-old has been a key player for Valencia this season, making 34 appearances in all competitions at the heart of their midfield, providing two assists.
Arsenal could challenge Crystal Palace & West Ham for Musah
The Gunners have actually shown an interest in bringing Musah back to the Emirates Stadium.
FC Inter News believe Arsenal made an offer for the New York-born maestro in January, but it was rejected by Valencia as Inter Milan also expressed a desire to sign him.
If Mikel Arteta decides to reignite that interest during the summer, Crystal Palace and West Ham would not be able to offer much to fend off Arsenal.
The Gunners could provide Musah with Champions League football, a genuine chance to challenge for silverware on a regular basis, and also the opportunity to return to familiar surroundings, which may tempt him.
As aforesaid, Valencia could make negotiations tricky given his £87m release clause and lengthy contract, but the Spanish side are at risk of relegation this season.
In the eventuality that Valencia do drop into Spain’s second tier, Musah may either ask to leave, or could be sold to cover financial losses.
Either way, be sure to keep an eye on the situation, as a number of Premier League clubs seem keen to sign Musah.