Tottenham Hotspur are one of the teams taking a close eye on the situation of Youssoufa Moukoko…
That’s according to 90min, who claim that Borussia Dortmund are struggling to reach an agreement over a new contract, meaning it has become ‘increasingly likely’ that the 18-year-old will leave the club in 2023.
It’s thought that the teenager would like a new deal worth €200k-per-week (£175k) but the Bundesliga side have only offered around half that, a package similar to that of summer signing Karim Adeyemi.
Spurs have been asked to be kept in the loop over developments, though as have arch-rivals Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United, whilst Chelsea and Newcastle United have already held talks with the German international.
Interestingly, the north Londoners could hold an ace up their sleeve as the young wonderkid could learn from his ‘dream’ strike partner in Harry Kane.
Back in 2018, the Dortmund gem was asked who he would like to play with most and the answer was the Tottenham talisman, so perhaps sporting director Fabio Paratici could form a surprise duo upfront soon.
Just like Kane, Moukoko has set goalscoring records, albeit at youth level, where he bagged 127 goals and 26 assists in just 84 appearances in all competitions.
And despite only starting eight league games this season, the Germany sensation has found the net six times and laid on a further four assists as he looks to make that transition into the men’s game, via Transfermarkt.
He certainly has a fan in former teammate Erling Haaland too as the now-Manchester City robot once dubbed him “the biggest talent in the world” back in 2020., whilst his brother once dubbed him as “the wonder.”
Meanwhile, Bundesliga.com have compared him to Samuel Eto’o, who once tipped the BVB graduate to become Lionel Messi’s heir apparent at Barcelona; both of whom are talented forwards in their own right and are compelling endorsements on why Moukoko is a future star.
As such, just imagine the German continuing to blossom with Kane by his side, whilst the England striker isn’t going to teach him much about winning silverware, there is no doubt that he could mould the teenager into the same sort of prolific marksman in no time.
Spurs will only benefit by such a thing either way, so Paratici must look to throw his hat into the race, sooner rather than later.