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Tottenham now reportedly want to sign 'amazing' attacking talent likened to Sergio Aguero
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Tottenham now reportedly want to sign 'amazing' attacking talent likened to Sergio Aguero

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly set their sights on Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko.

According to 90Min, Spurs sent scouts to watch the 17-year-old in action against Borussia Monchengladbach last week.

Moukoko has established himself as one of the most exciting talents in world football.

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He made his senior debut at the earliest possible opportunity, coming on just after his 16th birthday.

Moukoko replaced Erling Haaland against Hertha Berlin in November 2020.

And he has now cemented his spot as a regular in the Dortmund side.

Moukoko has six goals and four assists in the Bundesliga this season, and is in the Germany squad for the World Cup.

90min notes that his contract at Westfalenstadion expires in 2023.

And as well as Tottenham, there is interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool.

It remains to be seen whether Moukoko extends his Dortmund contract before the season ends.

Reports in Germany – as per 90Min – have suggested that Moukoko is waiting until he turns 18 on November 20 to sign a new contract.

This is because, when viewed as an adult under German labour laws, he will have greater access to his wages.

‘Once or twice in a generation’

If Tottenham manage to sign Moukoko, it would be a huge statement of intent.

For a player to make his Bundesliga debut as early as he did, clock up as many goal contributions as he has, and even make the Germany World Cup squad despite being uncapped, suggests he’s a superstar in the making.

He is a player Haaland described as the biggest talent in world football. The Norwegian suggested that he is an ‘amazing‘ prospect.

And the Bundesliga website has compared Moukoko to none other than Lionel Messi.

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‘Whilst bundesliga.com would like to urge caution in comparing any player to Messi – a six-time Ballon d’Or winner who has revolutionised the sport – there are some parallels which are difficult to ignore.

‘Often players playing up an age group or four are physical specimens, fortunate to have evolved into manhood ahead of most of their peers.

‘But whilst Moukoko is by no means lacking in strength or speed, reducing his incredible goal-haul simply to those factors would be lazy journalism at best.

‘Having only recently hit 5’10” in height, the majority of defenders Moukoko has lined up against have towered over him throughout his career to date.

‘Instead, Moukoko uses his low centre of gravity, sharp control and impressive game awareness to make and take chances. He also has a deft touch with his favoured left foot and is ice cold in front of goal.

‘It is maybe once or twice in a generation that a player posts numbers like 141 goals in 88 youth games, and perhaps nobody not called Cristiano Ronaldo will ever get close to Messi, but the early signs are extremely promising for Moukoko.’

On Twitter, fans have compared Moukoko to Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.

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