Owing to the DFL changing the minimum age to play in the Bundesliga to 16-years-old, Borussia Dortmund forward Youssoufa Moukoko could make his debut in November, almost one-year earlier than expected.
“We are very pleased with this decision,” Borussia Dortmund academy director Lars Ricken told Kicker. “This could help the clubs but also the young players in their development.
“A majority of the clubs want to be able to give outstanding talents, on very rare occasions, the chance to take the next step in their development.”
Moukoko scored 50 league goals for Borussia Dortmund’s U17 team in 2018/19, whilst the 15-year-old has scored 34 goals in 20 games for BVB’s U19 team this season.