There is alarm at Valencia, with there being huge concerns over Yunus Musah ahead of the summer, with the player having been virtually non-existent for the back end of the 2020/21 campaign.
A bright start saw the teenager be handed the reward of a contract extension that is set to run until June 2026, but since then he has looked a shadow of himself on the pitch.
Musah slipped into a funk that he simply hasn’t been able to get out of, which isn’t unusual for a player of his age, especially when many are still maturing both mentally and physically, and it’s understood that fatigue has played a part in this dip.
Javi Gracia gave him every chance to shine early on in the campaign, but his drop in form saw even the former Watford coach, his great champion, lose faith in the American.
After his departure, Voro preferred to use veteran players to help Los Che avoid the drop, and the complete absence of him in the squad to face Eibar set alarm bells ringing.
Valencia have asked questions
In trying to find out just what is wrong with Musah, MARCA has learned that the club has been worried about him for some months and even asked questions of the player’s representatives to try and find an answer.
Such a contract renewal was seen as the natural progression at the time, a reward for his performances, but it’s easy to forget what kind of impact such a deal like that can have on a young professional.
Voro sensed a lack of motivation and made a key decision to drop Musah from the squad completely, that has to be a concern moving forward. Valencia believe they have tried everything to help Musah, and now all solutions have to come from the player himself.