Borussia Dortmund's 15-year old wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko is set to be in the first-team sooner rather than later courtesy of a new rule change in German football.
Signed from St Pauli in 2016, Moukoko has completely dominated the youth ranks for BVB.
He netted 33 goals in 21 matches in the 2017/18 season for the Under 15's BVB side and then, aged 12, made the step up to the Bundesliga outfit's Under 17 team, where he continued to go goal-crazy by notching a record-setting 50 goals in 28 games.
He then marked his graduation to the Under 19's by bagging six on his debut en route to a sensational tally of 34 goals in 20 games.
It's only a matter of time before he is fast-tracked into the first-team set-up and that process has been sped up after a new rule, which means he is eligible to play once he turns 16 in November.
Dortmund manager Lucien Favre has already been vocal about wanting to give the youngest UEFA Youth League goalscorer an opportunity.
:microphone2: Favre pregame presser:- Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 27, 2020
"We have a plan with him (Youssoufa Moukoko) but I can't say exactly when he'll join us. Maybe in March, but we still have to wait on a few things." pic.twitter.com/iTDvbPRRw6
Dortmund are believed to have tied him down until 2022, while German outlet Ruhr Nachrichten claim the starlet has already secured himself a $1 million Nike deal and received a seven-figure upfront.
Moukoko idolises Lionel Messi, who sent him a special gift for his 15th birthday, and he wants to emulate the Argentine and win the 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.
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