Youssoufa Moukoko made his professional debut on Saturday at the age of 16 and 1 day. His teammate Erling Haaland has never seen a player so strong.
Jadon Sancho (20), Erling Braut Haaland (20) and Giovanni Reyna (18) are some of the biggest hopes on the planet. But the Borussia Dortmund would have on hand an even more beautiful nugget, which responds to the name of Youssoufa Moukoko.
This young German striker born in Cameroon is so strong that Lucien Favre did not wait long to launch him among the professionals. After celebrating his 16th birthday on Friday, the minimum age to play in the Bundesliga, the BvB prodigy took his first steps in the German championship on Saturday against Hertha Berlin (5-2).
Precocity record (s)
Moukoko entered in the 85th minute, in place of Halaland, who did not mince words about his teammate. “He is the greatest talent in the world at the moment,” assured the Norwegian on DAZN. Moukoko is indeed a phenomenon of precocity, to whom all the records in the matter are promised.
Quickly, he should thus afford the title of the youngest player to evolve in the Champions League, which since 1994 belongs to Nigerian Celestine Babayaro, who was 16 years and 84 days old when he made his debut in C1 with Anderlecht. As for those of the youngest scorer, whether in the Bundesliga and the Champions League, Moukoko has more than a year to seek them out. Ansu Fati and Florian Wirtz were already 17 when they scored for the first time. At this rate, their record will not last long …
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