“17-year-old kid as Ronaldo replacement?”, Manchester United are in talks with a player to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in January
Youssoufa Moukoko, a striker currently playing for Borussia Dortmund, has recently been a target for both Manchester United and Liverpool
Manchester United News: Youssoufa Moukoko, a 17-year-old striker, is reportedly one of Manchester United’s top targets in their stepped-up pursuit of a new striker, as reported by Bild. The rumours regarding Liverpool’s pursuit of the kid are very strong.
United’s recent goal-scoring woes have prompted the club to explore its alternatives for a new number nine, with Erik ten Hag expressing dissatisfaction with the present roster.
They were caught off guard by Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire to go, and he may not be at the club through January if a better offer comes along.
With youthful talent like Jadon Sancho, Antony, and Tyrell Malacia already on the Reds Devils’ roster, Moukoko’s arrival might set things up well.
So far in the Bundesliga, the 17-year-old has exceeded expectations by scoring six goals. He’s not a wimp and always seems to do well in the biggest games.
This is a confusing situation for Dortmund, since the player has reached the last year of his current deal and the club hasn’t decided on what to do next.
They may make a lot of money if they opted to sell the player in January. However, considering their track record, Signal Iduna Park may be able to persuade a player like Moukoko to remain for another season.
Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool is impressed enough by his development to want to recruit him to his envied offensive group. The Reds are about to undergo extensive changes, and the acquisition of this promising young player would be fully supported by the front office.
If the 17-year-old is introduced at Anfield, it might make the underwhelming Darwin Nunez feel more pressure to perform. It remains to be seen who would prevail between Liverpool and Manchester United in the bidding for his move.