Youssoufa Moukoko remains top of FC Köln’s transfer wishlist this winter

FC Köln will likely attempt to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Youssoufa Moukoko this winter, according to Bild

The Germany international is reserved to being a secondary striker at BVB this season and requires more playing time, particularly if Moukoko wishes to be a part of Germany’s squad at the upcoming European Championships next summer. 

The 18-year-old is yet to make the starting 11 for Edin Terzić’s side this season. Instead, the striker has made 7 Bundesliga appearances from the bench, scoring on one occasion. 

What’s more, this means that Moukoko’s development at Dortmund has stagnated. Playing for a side in which he can be the number one striker would not only put him in favour of the national side, it would enable him to progress as a professional. 

Köln are facing a difficult season down the bottom of the Bundesliga, and there have been calls for the club to bring in an experienced top-division forward. Head coach Stefen Baumgart has already said he requires a striker in the January transfer window, and what better person than Moukoko? 

The 18-year-old is experienced for his age, knows the Bundesliga well, and is on the lookout for regular first-team football. 

However, the only potential downfall is Moukoko’s €6m per year salary at BVB. Köln can’t afford such wages right now. This means a loan deal is the only possible way of securing the forward’s services this winter. 

GGFN | Jamie Allen

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