Bundesliga: Matthäus rät Moukoko: “Nicht dem Ruf des Geldes folgen”
According to Lothar Matthäus, it would be too soon for young Borussia Dortmund star Youssoufa Moukoko to move abroad.
“I would advise him to stay at Borussia Dortmund for at least another one or two years and not to follow the call of the money right away,” wrote the record German national footballer in his column for the broadcaster Sky: “He has recently become a regular player under Terzic , still very young and has a fantastic future and career ahead of him.”
The 61-year-old drew a parallel from his own career. “I too had incredibly lucrative offers from Italy at a very young age. Back then, Serie A was what the Premier League is today: the ultimate.” Matthäus only switched to Inter Milan as a seasoned professional in 1988.
Matthäus wanted to “call out to Moukoko to give up one or two million at this age and to plan his career sensibly”. The 18-year-old can regularly play in the Bundesliga and Champions League at BVB and can therefore recommend himself for the national team. At the age of 21, 22 or 23, the highly talented attacker “could still go abroad,” wrote Matthäus.
The former Bayern Munich professional referred to some professionals like Timo Werner or Jadon Sancho, for whom the step into the Premier League was not crowned with success. “There are many examples of young players who went to England or other big leagues too early because they couldn’t wait,” said Matthäus. Moukoko currently has “everything he needs in Dortmund. The love of the fans, a coach who relies on him, a team that plays for him and an environment in which he can grow and thrive.”
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