'Keen on him': Sky journalist says Liverpool are in race for 'bargain' World Cup forward
Liverpool are one of multiple top clubs in the race for Youssoufa Moukoko, according to Sky Sports Germany journalist March Behrenbeck.
The Reds may have good options in attack, but Moukoko presents an opportunity that doesn’t come along that often.
Not only is the Borussia Dortmund gem one of the top teenagers in world football, but he will be out of contract in the summer.
As it stands, Moukoko can leave on a free transfer at the end of the season or discuss a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January.
Behrenbeck says Liverpool are ‘on the list’ of clubs eyeing the 18-year-old. Manchester United, Newcastle United and Barcelona are in pursuit too.
However, Chelsea are apparently leading the race for Moukoko right now, following talks with representatives.
“It is clear that a lot of top clubs are enquiring about Moukoko and are keen on him,” he told Sky Sports Germany.
“He is available on a free transfer in the summer and is a bargain. We hear that Chelsea are the closest. There have already been negotiations and talks.
“Other clubs on the list are Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona and Newcastle. But the hottest is Chelsea, the others are not that far yet.”
Can Liverpool land the new Eto’o?
Moukoko made his senior debut at the earliest possible opportunity, coming on just after his 16th birthday.
He replaced Haaland against Hertha Berlin in November 2020.
Moukoko has now cemented his spot as a regular in the Dortmund side.
He has six goals and four assists in the Bundesliga this season. He also made the Germany squad for the World Cup.
The Bundesliga website has compared Moukoko to Samuel Eto’o.
‘The similarities between Moukoko and the Eto’o we all grew to know at Barcelona and Inter Milan are striking,’ they wrote.
‘And we’re not just talking about their almost identical height. Although the Dortmund youngster appears bulkier than the current president of the Cameroon FA did as a player.
‘They are both out-and-out centre-forwards who you can always bank on when the ball is played into them, scoring the majority of their goals from inside the penalty area.’
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