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Ghana’s Yunus Musah is second youngest player in Valencia history to make six consecutive appearances

Ghanaian teen Yunus Musah has become the second youngest Valencia FC player to make six consecutive appearances in the La Liga Santander. 

The exciting English-born Ghanaian chalked this feat at aged 17 plus 91 days.

He follows Diego Riberia, who achieved this feat at aged 17 plus 24 days.

The Ghanaian teenager surpasses Kang In (17.93) and Ferran Torres (18).

Yunus has shown physical prowess and quality since his breakthrough at the Spanish side.

Valencia snapped the then 17-year-old after impressing for Arsenal Under-18 team where he sored four goals, provided three assists in 15 matches.

Former Arsenal manager Unai Émery tried unsuccessfully to retain him during his spell at thee London club.

Musah made his second successive start in a 2-1 defeat by Celta Vigo on Saturday, meaning he has played 171 of Valencia’s 180 league minutes so far as he seeks to consolidate a place in the first team following the club’s turbulent pre-season.

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Musah has captained England from under-15 to under-18 level, despite also being eligible to represent Ghana, Italy and the United States.

Of Ghanaian descent, he was born in the American city New York while his mother was on holiday there in November 2002 and then lived in Italy until the age of nine.

He began his youth career in Italy, with local side Giorgione, before joining Arsenal’s academy after moving to London in 2012.

Musah spent seven years with the Gunners and played a key role in their under-18s’ Premier League South triumph in 2018-2019, scoring four goals and making three assists in 15 appearances that campaign, before his Valencia move.