The future of Youssoufa Moukoko is developing into a permanent topic in Dortmund. Now the 17-year-old is even associated with FC Bayern, while talks with BVB are said to be on hold. Why there is still a lot to be said for staying with Black and Yellow in the long term.
"A great burden has been lifted from him." That's what BVB coach Edin Terzic said to the Ruhr News about Youssoufa Moukoko's derby-winning goal.
The club, on the other hand, would have a very heavy burden if the 17-year-old accepted the contract offer and extended his working paper beyond 2023.
But that hasn't happened yet. Instead, Moukoko's future question is becoming more and more of a permanent topic in Dortmund.
According to reports, the storm youngster has had a lucrative offer for an extension for weeks. Moukoko is to remain in the long term. "We've been in talks for a long time. It's important for him to know that he has a club that builds on him. We want to continue with Mouki and continue writing the story. In the end, of course, a few other basic conditions have to be right "said sports director Sebastian Kehl to Sport1.
The most important framework from the point of view of the U21 international is his chances of regular playing time. So far, the 17-year-old has not received a lot of playing time, even under Edin Terzic. He was only once in the Bundesliga in the starting XI.
For this reason, Moukoko should continue to hesitate with an extension. According to Sport1, he and his advisor want to take their time to wait for further developments until the World Cup break. The negotiations will probably only pick up speed again then - the talks are currently said to be on hold.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that clubs from all over Europe are keeping an eye on the situation. After all, Moukoko would be available for free next summer. The Italian portal Calciomercato has now connected the 17-year-old with FC Bayern.
A transfer to the record champions is not really realistic. In Munich, Mathys Tel has just signed its own top talent. On the other hand, a seasoned nine should come in 2023, which has already sufficiently proven its international top level. Harry Kane in particular is mentioned here again and again. FCB is still in contact with the Spurs goalscorer in the background.
The Bayern rumors, on the other hand, should not be more than hot air. Especially since Calciomercato has recently done a lot of name dropping around the possible new Bayern striker. Lautaro Martinez and Dusan Vlahovic were also associated with the record champions.
With Moukoko, the most likely scenario remains an extension in Dortmund. Until the World Cup break, there are always English weeks in which Terzic could increasingly rely on Moukoko.
If the youngster, relieved of the burden, then delivers, everything could happen very quickly. His most recent statements suggest that he wants to stay at BVB anyway:
"I definitely want to become German champion. And win the treble with Dortmund: Champions League, champions, DFB Cup. And celebrate at the Borsigplatz at the end," he said recently. At Black and Yellow nobody would mind if these ambitious dreams were to come true.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as a permanent topic Moukoko future: What speaks for BVB