Liverpool and Manchester United, two powerhouses in the Premier League, are allegedly in the running to recruit Youssoufa Moukoko from Borussia Dortmund.
When the transfer window reopens the following year, the 17-year-old forward, who has established himself as a first-team regular with the Bundesliga side, is expected to rank among the most highly sought-after young players.
Since making his debut the day after turning 16 in November of last year, Moukoko has already made 58 senior appearances for Dortmund in all competitions.
The striker, who was born in Cameroon and has played for Germany’s junior teams, has scored 11 goals and provided eight assists for BVB, including six in 21 games this season.
Sport Bild reports that Liverpool and Manchester United will compete to sign the highly regarded adolescent. According to the article, a proposal in the neighbourhood of £26 million might be sufficient to wrest the forward away from Westfalenstadion.
Other clubs in the race to sign Youssoufa Moukoko
The likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain have also been credited with an interest in Moukoko, so it is anticipated that both Liverpool and Man United will face fierce competition for his signing.
Given that Moukoko’s contract with Dortmund is set to expire in the summer of 2023, it is thought that his long-term future there is doubtful.
Despite the attention from other elite European teams, the adolescent has stated that he might dedicate his career to BVB.
“I’ve been here at Borussia Dortmund for seven years, and I feel at home here. I know this club very well and the manager Terzic trusts me,”
Moukoko told Sport1.
When he reaches 18 later this month, Moukoko is expected to join the English firm Unique Sports Management, which represents Premier League players like Chelsea’s Reece James and Everton’s Anthony Gordon.
Due to his strong play for Dortmund this year, Moukoko is now in the running to make Hansi Flick’s Germany team for the 2022 World Cup, which will be unveiled on November 13.
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