Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko has decided to sign a new contract with the Bundesliga club, confirms Fabrizio Romano. Chelsea were reported to be interested in signing him later this year as a free agent, but that now appears unlikely to happen.
Chelsea Target Youssoufa Moukoko Set to Sign New Borussia Dortmund Contract
🚨 Understand Youssufa Moukoko will sign new deal with Borussia Dortmund today. It’s done deal, here we go 🟡⚫️ #BVB
Moukoko will extend his contract until June 2026 — top talent had many bids but decided to stay despite fake news on salary, as Moukoko loves BVB.
Official soon. pic.twitter.com/sdrizsfUjz
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 21, 2023
Romano Confirms New Contract for Moukoko
Moukoko was making Dortmund fans nervous by stalling on a contract extension, with his current deal set to expire at the end of June. That gave him the incentive to sign a pre-contract agreement with any club from January 1, 2023.
However, Romano has given his ‘here we go’ for the young forward signing a new contract with the Bundesliga side. He claims that it’s a done deal, with Moukoko set to sign a new three-year deal that will expire in 2026. It’s also stated that he had many offers from different clubs to join as a free agent but decided to reject them and stay with Dortmund because he loves the club.
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This could cause frustration for Chelsea, who are yet to sign a natural no.9 despite splurging a lot of money in the January transfer window. The Blues have made six signings but could now turn their attention towards other strikers after Moukoko’s decision to stay with Dortmund.
Moukoko Continues to Progress
The 18-year-old forward has become a vital player for the German side this season and is taking the Bundesliga by storm with his impressive performances. He’s already scored six goals and provided four assists in 14 league appearances for his side, including a goal in their thrilling 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich earlier this season.
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Moukoko’s clinical goal-scoring ability and high potential is why he’s reportedly attracted widespread attention from different clubs. But after having made just over 50 appearances for Dortmund, the teenager – who was described as “the biggest talent in the world” by Erling Haaland – appears to be keen on staying with the German club for years to come.