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Tottenham Hotspur: Youssoufa Moukoko linked with Spurs move amid contract doubt

Journalist Ben Jacobs has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could be in the running to sign talented Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko.

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The teenager has been widely tipped to make a move away from his current side in the near future, as it remains unclear if he will sign a new contract, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

In a new interview with GiveMeSport, the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Barcelona are all said to be contenders for Moukoko’s signature.

However, it seems as though Spurs are also ‘ones to watch’. Indeed, Jacobs explained: “Manchester United are one of those [interested]. They’ve tracked him for quite some time. They haven’t entered into any kind of advanced talks yet.

“Liverpool and Spurs are ones to watch and don’t rule out a move to La Liga and Barcelona either. Barcelona’s position is very much that they’re working on the player’s side to try and persuade him not to sign a new contract in the hope they’ll get him for free. As soon as transfer fees come into it, it wouldn’t surprise me if they back off the race. So, lots of suitors here.”

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Spurs could land a gem

Now January has begun, Moukoko, who was dubbed as the ‘biggest talent in the world’ by Erling Haaland, is free to negotiate with foreign clubs having entered the final six months of his Dortmund contract. And, seeing as he became the youngest player to score 10 Bundesliga goals earlier this season, at just 17 years and 350 days, it’s not hard to see why a number of teams would be keen on a deal.

Despite still only being 18 years of age, the German striker has already played 59 times for Dortmund and has scored 11 goals and provided eight assists in that time. He is also now a full international for his country and even featured at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar this winter, coming off the bench in the defeat to Japan.

While Harry Kane is very much the undisputed main man up top for Spurs, he is now 29 years of age and so the club may soon have to start planning for a future without him. What’s more, his contract expires in 2024 and there is no guarantee that he will commit the next step of his career to the north London outfit.

Regardless of Kane’s situation, Moukoko would be a top talent to bring in, capable of making a big impact for Tottenham now and somewhere down the line too.

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