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Blow for Manchester United as journo says teenage striker likes the ‘Chelsea project’

Blow for Manchester United as Bundesliga transfer target is set to pen fresh terms at current club.
Youssoufa Moukoko in action for Borussia Dortmund. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Transfer News: Manchester United target Youssoufa Moukoko likes the “Chelsea project”

According to CBS journalist Ben Jacobs while speaking to Give Me Sport (h/t Express), Manchester United target and Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko likes the “Chelsea project”.

The Blues along with Arsenal and Liverpool are all interested in the 18-year-old who sees his current contract at the Bundesliga side expire in June. He is yet to sign a new deal, and has started to attract interest from various Premier League clubs.

However, Jacobs has hinted that the west London side may now have an advantage over other suitors to secure the signature of the highly rated youngster.

“What we do know is that Moukoko likes the Chelsea project and pitch. So, Chelsea consider themselves in the lead at the moment, but there are a lot of twists and turns that can happen because of the contractual situation.”

Erik ten Hag needs to add reinforcements up front. Cristiano Ronaldo saw his contract get terminated two months back and his departure has left a hole in the striker department that needs to be filled up urgently.

While Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have shown that they can play as a number nine when needed, the former has struggled to keep himself fit so far while the latter has scored most of his goals this season when playing on the wing.

Moukoko, who is just 18 has scored six goals and registered another six assists for the Black & Yellow this season in 22 games in all competitions. A regular at such a young age for a big club like Dortmund, speaks nothing but volumes of his potential.

 Youssoufa Moukoko being eyed by Manchester United. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Youssoufa Moukoko being eyed by Manchester United. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The German international sees his contract expire in June and if he does not he could likely be available for a cut-fee price this month. It will be wise on Ten Hag and United’s part to try and convince the youngster to sign for their club rather than a rival.

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Having such a young and talented player in the squad will help secure the striker department for years to come. With the German forward being speculated to leave the Bundesliga for the Premier League this month, it will be wise for United to make sure that they are the club that the player signs for.

Written by Devesh Kumar

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