Real Madrid have built up quite a reputation for signing some of the best young players in world football and developing them into superstars at Santiago Bernabeu. This strategy has led to the rise of Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Fede Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga and more. Jude Bellingham was already a superb player when he arrived at the club but he was not considered amongst the best in the world, something that is the case after just six games in the Royal White jersey.
Thus, it is not hard to understand why Real Madrid might be one of the most attractive destinations for youngsters right now. On the other hand, Los Blancos have enjoyed a lot of success with their new transfer strategy so they are expected to stick with it as well.
When it comes to one of the biggest talents in the game, the name of Youssoufa Moukoko falls under that category. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he scored 90 goals in 56 appearances for Borussia Dortmund’s U17 team and 47 goals in 25 appearances for their U19 team.
Those numbers are so good they don’t even make sense. He is still just 18 years of age and has played almost 80 appearances for the Borussia Dortmund senior team already. He is yet to establish himself as a starter though and it looks like the Bundesliga club might be open to the prospect of him leaving.
Liverpool and Chelsea offered chance to sign €35 million-rated Real Madrid target
As reported by Defensa Central (via TEAMTALK), Borussia Dortmund have ‘begun to test’ clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea, FC Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid, in case any of them want to sign Moukoko. They appear to be looking for a transfer fee around €35 million for the German international.
The numbers at the youth levels show that Moukoko is a once-in-a-lifetime talent. Yet, things have not gone exactly smoothly for him at the senior level.
Borussia Dortmund are famed for their ability to develop youngsters. in recent years, Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham developed their games there before making moves to Manchester City and Real Madrid respectively. Thus, it is curious why they would be open to the idea of a player like Moukoko leaving.