Hammers find Rice replacement


Yunus Musah, the box-to-box USA midfielder and former Arsenal academy player, has been identified as the Declan Rice replacement.

The 20-year-old Valencia star has caught the attention of numerous Premier League clubs and it’s clear to see why. Musah it appears, can do it all. He’s strong, fast, passes inventively, travels well with the ball and can win it back too.

Musah has featured for Valencia 35 times this season, he has impressed on the pitch, despite the club’s struggle with relegation. The New York born player has been one of the few positives for his team during a season of struggle.

Valencia and USA midfielder Yunus Musah has been linked with a move to West Ham as Declan Rice's replacement

Possible Rice replacement Yunus Musah

Musah joined Arsenal at the age of nine but left at the age of 16 before making an appearance. He made his debut for Valencia a year later and he hasn’t looked back since. The young midfielder also featured for the USA during the World Cup in Qatar

The USA’s gain was England’s loss because he  represented the Three Lions at youth level, playing for the U15 to U18 teams. However, Musah’s allegiance eventually shifted to the US.

West Ham’s interest in Musah is certainly welcome although it is not obvious who is sanctioning the move. David Moyes future is uncertain, whilst owner David Sullivan is believed to be hiring a director of football.

Quite where this leaves West Ham’s recruitment strategy is anyone’s guess, but it’s surely a disadvantage. If Rob Newman has scouted and recommend Musah, who will be the person rubber stamping the transfer.

There are more questions than answers in the bigger picture regarding transfers at West Ham. However, Valencia’s Yunus Musah does indeed look to be a viable choice as the Declan Rice replacement.

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  • Hammer_Rite says:

    No one will replace Rice….Period!

  • D_J says:

    He’s an attacking midfielder/ forward; no way a like for like replacement.

  • johnham1 says:

    His potential is incredible, would be a next level signing. So much better than Phillip’s.. a serious statement signing this guy..

  • hammerpete6 says:

    The talent is all around- but Moyes doesn’t know how to employ them. If he stays, no doubt he will buy Phillips for example, defensive, not inspirational, injury prone. I for one hope neither happen, no Moyes, no Phillips. Then we can look at talent like Musah.

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