The time has come for Youssoufa Moukoko. Borussia Dortmund’s child prodigy will turn 16 this Friday, the age that finally allows him to make his Bundesliga debut. Moukoko may do it two days later, this Sunday against Hertha Berlin, a game for which it is taken for granted that the forward will enter the Lucien Favre squad for the first time. If he was on the lawn of the Olympic capital, Moukoko would inscribe his name in the history books, becoming the youngest player to debut in the German top flight, por in front of former Madrid player Nuri Sahin. He did it with 16 years and 335 days, also wearing Borussia clothing.
It seems that Moukoko himself already knows that this Sunday his big day will finally come. “I’m impatient,” wrote the Cameroonian-born German striker on his social networks, who has just signed incredible records in the BVB youth teams. At the age of 15, he scored 38 goals in 28 matches with the Borusser Under-19s, at the age of 14 they were 50 goals in 28 matches with the Under-17s, with 13 years another 40 goals in 28 matches. The sports area headed by Michael Zorc did not hesitate to include the jewel of the quarry in the training of the first team, where he has been waiting since summer until he turns 16 and can revolutionize the Bundesliga.
Of course, in western Germany they are aware of what such expectations mean for a boy of such a young age and, therefore, they try to curb the euphoria generated around their new jewel. “It is a big step for him. It is a process. We must give you peace of mind and give you the time that is necessary. His path has only just begun, “were the words of Sebastian Kehl, head of the Negriamarillos first team. Of course, Moukoko himself does not care about the commotion that has formed around his figure. “I read what the media write, but I don’t push myself,” he says. What a forward can be the BVB with Sancho, Haaland and Moukoko.