15-year-old wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko handed number 18 shirt at Borussia Dortmund
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15-year-old wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko handed number 18 shirt at Borussia Dortmund

Teenage sensation Youssoufa Moukoko will wear the number 18 jersey for Borussia Dortmund ahead of the 2020/21 season. 

The 15-year-old is preparing for his first appearance with the senior team, but can only make his Bundesliga debut upon turning 16 in November 2020.

Moukoko is one of the most exciting youngsters in Germany and has scored an astonishing 128 goals in 86 appearances for the Dortmund U17s and 19s. 

The Cameroon-born Germany youth international is expected to link up with the senior squad for their pre-season later this month. 

"Youssoufa is one of us, he belongs in the squad and should be introduced to professional football," Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told Ruhr Nachrichten.

"He's an outstanding talent, but still very young. He should stay with us, but the plan is he plays in the U19s. It's important that he continues to get match practice."

The No.18 jersey was previously worn by Leonardo Balerdi, as well as club legends Lars Ricken and Nuri Sahin. 

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