Borussia Dortmund's 14-Year-Old Youssoufa Moukoko Signs $1 Million Nike Deal
Borussia Dortmund's 14-year-old teenage phenom Youssoufa Moukoko is now a millionaire.
Yes, you read that right.
Moukoko has landed a huge commercial sponsorship. According to German outlet Ruhr Nachrichten, he's signed a $1 million Nike deal.
:astonished: Youssoufa #Moukoko beeindruckt mit grandiosen Leistungen in der U17 des #BVB - jede Woche aufs Neue. Jetzt sorgt der 14-Jährige auch auf anderer Ebene für Aufsehen. :money_with_wings: :money_with_wings: :money_with_wings: https://t.co/wNVYsi9eCA (Foto: imago) pic.twitter.com/G1nAXMj6KK
- Ruhr Nachrichten BVB (@RNBVB) April 10, 2019
Moukoko has received a seven-figure fee up-front, and the deal includes incentives should he play in the Bundesliga.
The bonuses, however, only come into effect when the youngster turns professional.
He recently posted an image on social media with fellow Nike athlete, Borussia Dortmund's Mario Götze on a shoot.
Moukoko burst onto the scene when he was just 12-years-old. He represented Dortmund's under-17s and scored goals at an alarming rate.
He was scoring goals in games against kids much, much older than him.
Since switching clubs at youth level in July 2016, Moukoko has scored 106 goals in 67 league matches.
This season, he's chipped in with an astonishing 36 goals in 21 games.
His potential matches his ambition. The promising striker spoke about his goal and his desire to play for Borussia Dortmund as well as to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or.
"If I'm honest, my goal is to become a professional in Dortmund, to get the Champions League with Borussia and to win the Ballon d'Or (World Player Award)," he said to Sport Bild.
What's more, Spanish reports claim Barcelona have already scouted Moukoko several times.
Youssoufa Moukoko. Remember the name.