The 15-year-old has been included in Dortmund’s Champions League team this season. Despite not being eligible to compete in Europe’s premier club competition until he turns 16 on November 20.
Eto’o would be like to see Moukoko at Barcelona
Barcelona should be targeting Borussia Dortmund teenager Youssoufa Moukoko as Lionel Messi’s longtime successor, Samuel Eto’o said. The 15-year-old has been included in Dortmund’s Champions League team this season. Despite not being eligible to compete in Europe’s premier club competition until he turns 16 on November 20. Although he has yet to make his debut for Dortmund, Moukoko is the player Barca should be targeting as they seek a long-term successor to 33-year-old Messi according to Argentine’s former teammate Eto’o, who has won the Champions League twice in five years at Camp Nou. “There is a young player who plays for Dortmund named Youssoufa Moukoko,” Eto’o told reporters when asked who he’d like to see as Barcelona’s next big signing. “He is 15 years old and is the next best player for me after Lionel Messi. As Messi gets older, we could prepare Barca’s future very well.”
Barcelona will go forward very well with Youssoufa and Griezmann duo
The Cameroonian believes that Moukoko could form a dream post-Messi front three alongside with France duo Antoine Griezmann and current PSG striker Kylian Mbappé. Mbappe is another player he would like to see a move to the Camp Nou. “With Antoine and Youssoufa upfront together, this team will go forward very well,” Eto’o concluded. “I also want to see Kylian Mbappé at Barcelona”. Messi came close to leaving Barcelona at some point this summer with a transfer request following an intense 2019-20 season. Which saw the Catalan heavyweights humiliated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, and dethroned by Real Madrid in LaLiga. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner ultimately decided to stay at the Camp Nou for this term. Despite reservations about the direction the club are headed under Ronald Koeman.
Barça, who begin their Champions League campaign against Ferencváros on Wednesday. They are currently ninth in LaLiga after four games, dropping to a 1-0 defeat at Getafe on Saturday. German-Cameroonian forward Moukoko is the youngest player to play and score in the UEFA Youth League. He has already represented Germany at U-20 level and has scored 134 goals in 86 appearances for Dortmund between the U-17 and U-19 levels.