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Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah: Why I chose USA over England

Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah has no regrets turning down England.

The 18-year-old USA international represented the Young Lions at youth level and has even been described as Paul Pogba-like by his former U17s boss Steve Cooper.

But after leaving Arsenal for Valencia in Spain last year, he has now opted for a change at international level too.

And after starring on his latest appearance for the Stars and Stripes last night, Musah has now revealed the reasons behind his decision.

He told CBS Sports: “It was a mixture of things.

“I'm really into the project we have of building this team, this new identity and trying to change the view of American soccer in the world.

“That really inspired me and was one of the things I really wanted to be involved in."

Musah rejected the chance to sign a pro deal at Arsenal in the summer of 2020 in favour of a switch to LaLiga.

He has featured six times for the club so far this term, following on from his 34 appearances last season.

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