Wolves should think about trying to sign Yunus Musah after brilliant World Cup showing with USA
Netherlands v USA: Round of 16 - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
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Wolves should think about trying to sign Yunus Musah after brilliant World Cup showing with USA

Next year, Wolves’ midfield could be looking very different.

At the moment, the Portuguese trident of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Matheus Nunes is the most common combination.

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But there’s a chance that all three will not be at Molineux after the 2023 summer window.

Neves was expected to leave during the last window, but no suitable offers were forthcoming. He will have just one year left on his contract in the summer of 2023, and most Wolves fans are realistic about him. A top club will surely be prising him away from Molineux.

Moutinho got a one-year extension, but Wolves may not hand him another next year. His age appears to be finally catching up with him.

And Nunes may have only just joined the club, but many were surprised Wolves were able to land him.

He has huge potential, and it could be that he joins a Champions League club.

So, it could be all change for Wolves and the recruitment department needs to be planning for life after those three players now.

And one man that has to come into consideration is Musah, who gave a fantastic account of himself at the World Cup with USA.

He started all four of their games, playing 90 minutes in each of the last three.

Musah showed himself to be a real dynamo, carrying the ball with confidence and also getting through a lot of dirty work. The USMNT’s midfield – that also featured Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams – was perhaps the strongest aspect of their team.

Musah is the all-action type player that a lot of clubs would absolutely love to have.

He is a player that Wolves have reportedly looked at before. He was linked with a move to the club a couple of years ago.

Yunus Musah would be such an exciting signing by Wolves, as star shines at World Cup

Musah – who represented England at various youth levels – is still at Valencia, where he has been since 2019 after joining from Arsenal.

He is under contract there until 2026, which puts Valencia in a really strong position over their asset.

It is likely he will not come cheap to any clubs wanting to sign him. But he is someone with absolutely huge potential.

A feature piece from AS last month described Musah as ‘a manager’s dream’. He is an individual who ‘offers energy, pace and power’, as well as ‘positional intelligence’.

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Julen Lopetegui has a strong knowledge of the players in La Liga.

He’s seen them up close as Sevilla manager, so will have known Musah’s quality before his exploits in Qatar.

Hopefully he will instruct the Wolves board to make a move at some point for the 20-year-old