Borussia Dortmund confirmed on Monday the absence of Youssoufa Moukoko until the end of the season. Injured in selection, the young 16-year-old German hope is injured in the ligaments of the arch of the foot.
A real stop and very bad news for his club. Borussia Dortmund formalized the long absence of Youssoufa Moukoko on Monday. Touched in the foot during the group stage of Euro Espoirs with the German team, the 16-year-old phenomenon will no longer play this season.
The current fifth in the Bundesliga confirmed the fears of his supporters just before flying to England to challenge Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday (from 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 2).
“Youssoufa Moukoko is absent for the rest of the season due to a ligament injury to the foot, explained the Ruhr club in a message posted on social networks. Good recovery my boy!”
An already record goalscorer
Benefiting from a derogation to evolve from his 16 years in the league, Youssoufa Moukoko shone for his professional debut. Launched on November 21, 2020 against Hertha Berlin, the German-Cameroonian prodigy became the youngest player in the first division across the Rhine the day after his sixteenth birthday.
The promising striker then made 14 appearances for three goals in the Bundesliga, again seizing a record of precocity in December against Union Berlin.
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If the good performances of Erling Haaland or Thorgan Hazard, Marco Reus and others gave him reduced hopes of playing against the Skyblues in C1, Youssoufa Moukoko has also become the youngest player in the history of the Champions League.
The striker came into play during the sixth group day against St. Petersburg (1-2), at only 16 years and 18 days old. It remains to be seen whether the one who made himself known by stacking the goals in the youngsters will resume his crazy ascent after his long convalescence.