Liverpool transfers: Youssoufa Moukoko finally decides his future - report
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Liverpool transfers: Youssoufa Moukoko finally decides his future - report

Youssoufa Moukoko has made a final decision on his future after links with Liverpool, according to reports. The teenager’s current deal expires in June.

This comes from Bild. They report that Youssoufa Moukoko has decided to remain with Borussia Dortmund.

It comes after a lot of speculation that the teenager could leave in the summer. His current contract expires, allowing one of the world’s most promising young players depart for free.

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But Moukoko will now commit his future to Dortmund. He’s agreed a new contract worth a total of £30m, which he’ll sign later this week.

Youssoufa Moukoko won’t join Liverpool

Liverpool were one of many clubs linked with Moukoko. SportBild were one outlet making the claim – and it was always a move that made sense for the Reds.

Moukoko is a brilliant young talent, after all, and one who went to the World Cup with Germany last year. Given his lack of experience, it was a decision make entirely on his incredible ability.

But there was always a sense that Dortmund was the right place for him. Moukoko is still young and needs game time. Dortmund can give him that, along with a proven track record of developing players to wonderful new heights.

They’ve certainly put their faith in Moukoko, too. He’ll earn around £5m per year, with an £8m signing-on fee. And that’s before all the money going to his representatives.

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He’s a player once labelled a ‘crazy’ talent by teammate Emre Can and this deal demonstrates that. Dortmund are hanging onto someone who could become a top-class player over the next few years.

As for Liverpool, Moukoko would have been something of a luxury signing. We’d have loved to have him, of course, but the teenager wouldn’t have made any immediate impact on the squad.

Instead, it’s another teenager at Dortmund that Liverpool hope to grab.

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