US-born Ghanaian midfielder Yunus Musah says he chose to play for America because of their ambitions.
The player was born in New York to Ghanaian parents before moving to England at a younger age.
With Ghana and England all interested in the 18-year-old, Yunus chose to play for the Yankees of America.
“It is a pride to go to the United States team. It is a group that I love to be with. It is a team that wants to do many things and we are sure to grow together,” he told Valencia’s media.
The teen sensation just recovered from injury and is set to get his season started at Valencia.
The midfielder has changed his shirt number opting for the number 4, his favourite.
“There were 4 and 19. In England, it is usual to wear 4, 8 or 10 if you play in the middle and since I already had 4 in England once, I thought about choosing 4.” In statements to VCF Media, he also reminds the coach of his position in the field,” he continued.
“I am a midfielder. Last year I played on the wing. You have to play wherever and it is good to improve in many places and improve in many positions. With the lower categories of England, I played in the middle and in the United States team, too. I really like to play in the middle, but if you have to play in another position, nothing happens.”