Borussia Dortmund’s 14-year-old striker Youssoufa Moukoko is next up, and has secured a Nike bag after his ridiculous form for the club’s youth set up.
The Cameroon-born baller is the club’s latest academy prospect, having scored 36 goals in 21 appearances for Dortmund’s Under-17 team this season, and those sort of stats arguably give him a higher trajectory than the likes of Dortmund-raised stars like Christian Pulisic and Mario Götze.
His massive potential has now been give some serious Swoosh backing, with Nike acting swiftly to sign up the striker on an initial €1 million deal, which could rise to €10 million in the future.
Give Me Sport are reporting that the extra incentives would kick in if and when he makes his professional debut in the Bundesliga. Dortmund have told him he cannot play for the first team until he turns 17, with Dortmund’s director of youth, Lars Ricken saying, “He’s only allowed to play with the first team when he turns 17,” he said. “So we staying calm for now and don’t forget that when we judge his performances.”
Moukoko is expecting to do exactly that, however, confidently telling Sport Bild, “My goal is to become a professional with Dortmund, win the Champions League with Borussia and win the Ballon d’Or.”
With that mentality and a current record that has seen him notch five braces, four hat-tricks and hit four on two occasions so far this campaign, Moukoko is a certified one to watch.