Borussia Dortmund have asked striker Youssoufa Moukoko to make a decision on his future this month as one of the most sought-after young talents in world football debates whether to sign a new contract or become a free agent .
Moukoko, 18, became the youngest player to represent Germany at a men’s World Cup in November and is Dortmund’s top scorer in the Bundesliga this season with six goals in 14 games. His contract expires at the end of the season amid reported interest from many of Europe’s biggest clubs.
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Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl told German magazine Kicker that the club had made a “very interesting offer” and wanted a response from Moukoko before Dortmund face Augsburg on January 22.
“Youssoufa can accept this offer now and commit to Borussia Dortmund, otherwise there will be a separation,” Kehl said. “I would like him to choose us because he hasn’t finished his development yet and I see huge potential in him. But for us as a club there are limits.”
Born in Cameroon and raised in Germany, Moukoko’s prolific youth league goalscoring record prompted the Bundesliga to rewrite its regulations so he could make his senior debut at 16, rather than the age at least 17 years old.
He became the youngest player to play in the Bundesliga a day after his 16th birthday in November 2020, and less than three weeks later he became the youngest player to play in the Champions League.
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