Yunus Musah has spoken about his decision to join AC Milan during the summer transfer window, as well as the relationship he has with compatriot Christian Pulisic.
Musah arrived as part of Milan’s midfield rebuild after the club-record sale of Sandro Tonali to Newcastle United, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that it was a deal worth €20m including bonuses.
We took a detailed look at what the former Arsenal academy man can bring to Milan in an analysis piece, and while he is yet to start a game the time will come given the sheer amount of fixtures Milan have.
Musah spoke to Spanish outlet Diario AS about his new life in Italy and why he considers it to be a big step forward in his young career.
“I wanted to go there because it was like a different stage. Just being able to play at the highest level – that’s my goal,” he said.
Something that might not have been common knowledge upon his arrival at the club was that Musah spent time growing up in Italy meaning he already knows the country and the language well.
“I already had to adapt, obviously, to being at a new club. But I didn’t have to adapt to being in a new country,” he added.
Another bit of familiarity for the 20-year-old is that he made the move during the same transfer window as Christian Pulisic, who arrived on a permanent deal from Chelsea and plays for the USMNT with the midfielder.
“It’s been really nice having Christian there. Seeing him day to day, it’s even more special. And it’s nice to have a fresh start,” Musah stated.