Chelsea lead the race for Barça’s target and Borussia Dortmund’s striker Youssoufa Moukoko.
18-year-old striker Youssoufa Moukoko is in FC Barcelona’s agenda for next season, but the player wanted to make clear that he won’t succumb to the pressure when it comes to making a decision about his future. The striker from Borussia Dortmund went to the World Cup with Germany, he’s currently under contract with the club until June, which means he can start negotiating with other teams from January 1.
There have been reports that Moukoko rejected an offer from Dortmund to stay with the team, but the player decided to take to social media and deny these claims. “Please, don’t believe everything that’s on the paper,” he warned while adding: “I know that it’s all part of the football business, I know I’m young, but I won’t be pressured into making a decision about my future.”
“I know that it’s all part of the football business, I know I’m young, but I won’t be pressured into making a decision about my future.”
Fearing a negative reaction from the club’s supporters, Moukoko let everyone know that he wouldn’t “stand for any lies about me.” The German press considered a fact that Dortmund’s proposal to extend his contract for 6 million euros a year, much more than what he’s earning now, had been rejected by Moukoko. “I’m completely focused on the second half of the season with Borussia Dortmund. No player is bigger than the club,” he stated. Moukoko fired back at the reports by claiming that “it might paint the wrong picture for the fans.”
Moukoko is an appealing player for Europe’s biggest clubs due to his potential, and for the situation of the market. Some of the most notable teams chasing Moukoko are Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Barça.
In his statement, Moukoko reminded the readers that he’s been with Dortmund for seven years and that he is confident in coach Edin Terzic, “I know the environment and I feel comfortable here,” he remarked.
Moukoko has played 59 matches for Borussia Dortmund, he’s scored 11 goals and has 8 assists. “I’ll never be bigger than the club, I’m just a small part of it,” he stated
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