Tottenham backed to move for Youssoufa Moukoko
Tottenham Hotspur have been backed to make a move for Borussia Dortmund and Germany World Cup gem Youssoufa Moukoko, according to Spurs expert John Wenham.
The Lowdown: A rising star
Moukoko, 18, has been a name to keep tabs on for years now, having telegrammed his name in Europe after he broke a Bundesliga U19 goalscoring record at the age of 15.
In that season, Moukoko scored a mesmerising 34 goals in 20 games for Dortmund’s development side – an early indication of his potential.
The starlet has done enough to become a member of the German national set up and has already turned out for the side in this illustrious World Cup tournament, owing to his solid return of six goals and three assists in 14 Bundesliga games for Dortmund this term.
The Latest: Wenham wouldn’t be surprised
As per a piece from Football Insider, Spurs expert Wenham claims he would not be surprised if the club ended up making a move for Moukoko.
“I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Tottenham made a move for him. He would be told that he would be part of the first-team squad but would also play every game for the Under-21s to build up his understanding of English football.
“He has a contract that expires in the summer and I expect clubs to be in for him in January. I can see the logic of Tottenham signing him and putting him in the scenario where he would be back up to Kane but also playing for the Under-21s.
“I think signings of that level are needed to make sure our Under-21s aren’t relegated. We aren’t just going to watch that happen without trying to do anything.”
The Verdict: Nice try…
Wenham’s ideology surrounding Moukoko comes from an astute and developmental place of thinking, but a move to Tottenham could be unrealistic.
Moukoko, who could be available for just over £26million in the New Year, has started eight games for Dortmund this season and has appeared 14 times in the Bundesliga from a possible 15.
He is a regular for Dortmund and is in Qatar as mentioned and as such, you could say that a transfer to Spurs to rival Harry Kane and play in the U21s when needed is unlikely.