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Italian Serie D side AS Giorgione Calcio boss narrates how highly-rated Ghanaian youngster Yunus Musah landed in England

Published on: 16 September 2020
Italian Serie D side AS Giorgione Calcio boss narrates how highly-rated Ghanaian youngster Yunus Musah landed in England
Yunus Musah

President of Italian Serie D side AS Giorgione Calcio, Antonello Orfeo has recounted how fast-rising Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah ended up in England.

Musah hogged the sports tabloids in Spain following his distinctive debut display for Valencia in their 4-2 victory against rivals UD Levante on Sunday.

The 17-year-old moved to the Mestalla as a free-agent after turning down a contract extension at English side Arsenal.

However, there is a bit of a story of how the highly-rated midfielder ended up in England despite starting his young career in Italy.

This is how Antonello Orfeo, president of Giorgione Calcio, the club where Yunus was trained, remembers him until he was 10 years old.

“His father lost his job and they couldn't help him; Some relatives found him a permanent position in London.”

"Unfortunately, the family moved out of necessity."

"You could see from a kilometer that he had the qualities and ingredients to get there, always smiling, always leading the group and always chasing the ball as his only obsession," Orfeo described.

Musah, who was born to Ghanaian parents in New York, is eligible to play for the United States, Ghana, Italy (after living for ten years in the country) and England.

He made his debut with the latter's under-15s in 2016.

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