Youssoufa Moukoko: I feel right at home at Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) /

Youssoufa Moukoko has said that his priority is to stay at Borussia Dortmund, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko will be out of contract in the summer, and that has led to a lot of speculation about his future in recent weeks. The Black and Yellows have offered the highly rated player a new contract. But it remains to be seen if he will sign an extension.

Moukoko has now said that his wish is to stay at Borussia Dortmund. But he also wants to ensure that he will continue to get the playing time he needs to continue his development. In an interview with the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland, the 18 year old said that he loves BVB and added that head coach Edin Terzic is like a father to him.

"“I get the trust from the coach, Edin Terzic is like a father figure to me. I feel right at home in Dortmund, I know the environment, my friends are there. I love the club, the fans love me, I hope. Not everyone can say that about themselves… I would really like to stay in Dortmund, I have everything I need there.”“I would like to know exactly what the club has in mind for my future. I want to develop further and without games I just can’t develop further, because I don’t want my development to stop again. I think that’s quite normal, because perspective is important to me.”"

Moukoko is enjoying an incredible breakthrough season with Borussia Dortmund and has established himself as the team’s first-choice striker. He has six goals and four assists to his name in just 14 Bundesliga appearances this season; and he recently became the youngest player in the league’s history to reach the double digit mark in terms of goals.

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Youssoufa Moukoko’s performances helped him earn a call-up to the Germany squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. There is growing optimism at Borussia Dortmund that Moukoko will extend his contract with the club. The striker is considered to be one of the best young strikers in the world, and the hope will be that he stays at the club for years to come.