Inter Establish Contact with Valencia for Yunus Musah

Last season’s Serie A runners-up Inter have reportedly set sights on United States rising star Yunus Musah. According to Calciomerato, the Italians have established contacts with the agent of the Valencia starlet following an eye-catching World Cup form.

Keen to address the shortage of numbers in the engine room, Inter are scouring the market for a new midfielder. With Roberto Gagliardini and summer addition Kristjan Asllani performing below expectations, Simone Inzaghi hopes to bolster his midfield set-up in January.

Musah, the author of a decent World Cup with the USMNT, has popped up on the Italian heavyweights’ radar. Contacts have been made, but Valencia’s substantial €40m asking price remains a sticking point. Aware of the gem they have, the Spaniards are eager to make the most out of the youngster’s departure. 

While Inter would like to see the 20-year-old donning the Nerazzurri shirt, the economic aspect of the deal is an obstacle. The Giuseppe Meazza outfit, faced with financial turmoil for quite a while, cannot afford to match Valencia’s demands unless they sell someone first. However, there’s still hope. 

It’s said Musah is open to a move as he aims to take his career to the next level after making a name for himself under Gennaro Gattuso this season. He learned his trait at Arsenal’s youth academy before joining Valencia as a teenager in 2019. 

Only two years into his senior career at the Estadio de Mestalla, Musah could be subjected to a megabuck move abroad. Inter are exploring the possibility of taking him to Serie A, but unless Beppe Marotta finds a way to raise funds, they could miss out on his signature.