Moukoko relishing Haaland partnership: 'It won't be fun for opponents'

The 16-year-old could become Dortmund's youngest ever Bundesliga player this weekend if he features against Hertha

4:41pm on Friday 20th November 2020
Martin Macdonald

Dortmund wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko is relishing the possibility of forming an intimidating partnership in attack with Erling Haaland.

The 16-year-old, who only turned 16 on Friday, has torn up the youth levels in Germany with his ridiculous scoring exploits.

He has already trained with the senior squad, and so far in 2020/21, he has scored 13 goals for Dortmund's u19s.

Now that he has turned 16, he is eligible to play in the Bundesliga, and could become the youngest player to ever feature in the top flight should he be given minutes this weekend against Hertha.

Despite Haaland being an early age too in footballing terms, Moukoko is already looking up to him, and can't wait until they link up together.

"He's funny and jokes with me in training," the youngster said of the Norwegian.

"We talk to each other and I've already learned a lot from him. I learned how explosively he goes into his depths.

"This combination would also fit: Moukoko and Erling. It won't be fun for the opponents at all."

After impressing at a younger age with St. Pauli, Moukoko would eventually choose Dortmund as his next club.

He has explained the reasoning for his choice.

"I got so many offers, but I just wanted to go to the club where I knew: Okay, you want to make it here.

"I think I would have done that with the others too, but Dortmund showed me a plan and so far it works exactly as it was shown to me. Ultimately, I decided on Dortmund because a lot of young players came out of it."

After their opening seven matches of the new Bundesliga season, Dortmund are in third with five wins and two losses.

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