Barcelona's two routes to signing Borussia Dortmund star Moukoko

Barcelona's two routes to signing Borussia Dortmund star Moukoko

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The striker is out of contract this summer but could renew in Germany

Decisive days are arriving to define the future of Youssoufa Moukoko and Barcelona are well-positioned to sign the Borussia Dortmund striker in the summer transfer market or in the not-too-distant future.

Barça are aware of Moukoko's desire to play at Camp Nou and are waiting for his final decision. The club are very clear that the German international is only contemplating renewing with Dortmund or moving for free to Barça in the summer, but if he continues in Germany, the club can keep an ace up its sleeve for a short time.

Barça see in Moukoko a real market opportunity. The team needs more goals and the youngster has become one of the sensations of the Bundesliga. The two parties have been talking for months and the player is aware of Barça's interest. The proposal appeals to him, although sportingly speaking, he is not clear about signing now for a team with so much competition in attack. At his age, he wants minutes and Dortmund offer him an ideal ecosystem to continue growing.


Barça's idea is to sign him at zero cost in the summer and they are aware of his negotiations to renew with Dortmund. In any case, Moukoko wants to include an exit clause in his contract if he ends up renewing, as Haaland did, in order to leave without any problem. And Barça could have priority in this matter to sign him in one or two years, just when Lewandowski is coming to the end of his contract.

Moukoko has several offers from the Premier League to sign now in January but this route is practically ruled out. At Barça, they are very clear that if he does not extend his contract, the game is practically won and if he does, they will also have facilities to sign him in the future. Moukoko has never publicly hidden his sympathy for the Blaugrana and he would be excited to join. Of course, he wants a leading role and that may not be possible immediately.

Memphis will leave now or in June for sure, but Lewandowski, Ansu, Raphinha, Ferran Torres and Dembélé remain in the squad. Abde will also return from his loan at Osasuna. It is a lot of players for only three places. At Dortmund, Moukoko is the undisputed starter and if he renews he will practically be the franchise player for a Dortmund team that has a pedigree in developing young talent.

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