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Gio Reyna thinks Leeds-linked gem is ‘one of the best’ youngsters in the world, once compared to Mbappe

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Gio Reyna thinks Leeds-linked gem is ‘one of the best’ youngsters in the world, once compared to Mbappe

Reported Leeds United target Yunus Musah has been described by compatriot Gio Reyna as “one of the best Under-18s in the world”.

According to 90Min, the Whites are one of several Premier League teams interested in the 17-year-old Valencia winger.

Everton and Wolves, alongside Leeds and former club Arsenal, have also been linked with Musah, who is reportedly open to a return to England during his career.

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The United States-born youngster joined the Gunners academy aged 10 and was regarded as one of the brightest prospect at Hale End, as noted in Goal.com.

However, Musah declined a scholarship at Arsenal and opted to move to continental Europe, hoping senior opportunities would present themselves sooner than they might in England.

Fast-forward just over a year and the teenager is now a fixture in the Valencia first team, having made nine La Liga appearances this season, with a goal under his belt already.

Musah is now also a senior US international, having made his debut in the friendly against Wales earlier this month, and also played against Panama in the same international break.

Gio Reyna, one of the most highly rated teenagers in world football, had kind words for Musah prior to him making his debut for the USMNT.

 

“I’ve played against him a few times with the youth national team and he was always a good player,” the Borussia Dortmund prodigy told ESPN.

“There’s a reason he’s playing for Valencia every week, he’s a big player and one of the best U18s in the world.”

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For a 17-year-old to be playing week-in, week-out for a Spanish top-flight team, it’s testament to a youngster of the highest calibre.

Indeed, Spanish journalist Tomas Roncero tweeted that Musah’s debut goal reminded him of Kylian Mbappe making his Monaco breakthrough.

“Yunus Musah, a star in the making,” he wrote. “A huge goal that reminded me of the first Mbappe we saw when he was 17 years old.”

Leeds will have a difficult task on their hands, trying to snap him up, but having Marcelo Bielsa at the helm is a big draw for many players.

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