Borussia Dortmund placed a kind of ultimatum in contract poker with storm jewel Youssoufa Moukoko: “We made him a very attractive offer,” said sports director Sebastian Kehl table football: “Youssoufa can now accept this offer and commit to Borussia Dortmund – or we will go our separate ways.” The association calls for a commitment “promptly”. Means: “Youssoufa and his advisors know that we expect a decision this week because we want to have the issue clarified before the first matchday (after the winter break),” Kehl said.
Nevertheless, the club understands the youngster’s hesitation: “The interest of other clubs and the economic spheres that may be achieved there naturally concern a person who is just 18 years old,” said Kehl. In any case, there is no lack of appreciation for Moukoko, with six league goals this season’s best BVB shooter: “Youssoufa is a great boy,” affirmed Kehl, who sees “huge potential” in him. But there are limits for BVB: “And we have shown these limits.”
The club sees less urgency in the negotiations with the veterans Marco Reus and Mats Hummels: “Now we have to see that we qualify for the Champions League. We will speak to both players in due course,” said managing director Hans- Joachim Watzke at Sky.