Moukoko signs new Dortmund contract
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Borussia Dortmund have announced that Youssoufa Moukoko has put pen to paper on a new deal.
The 18-year-old striker's contract, which was due to expire in the summer, has been extended until 2026.
"Youssoufa is an exceptional player whom we have trained ourselves and in whom we still see huge development potential. I am therefore pleased that we were able to convince Youssoufa before the start of the second half of the season, which is so important for us, that he has the best prospects at BVB and that his path here is far from over," said BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl.
"It was important for us to be able to conclude the negotiations this week so that we can all - and Youssoufa in particular - start the football year 2023 in peace and fully focused on the sporting challenges."
Moukoko, who was linked with a number of clubs from England, added:
"It's no secret that I feel comfortable at BVB. I played in the youth teams, took my first steps in professional football here and now I am ready to take the next step in my development together with the club as well.
"I feel the confidence of the coaching staff and I have an environment here where I can develop perfectly.
"Of course I was honored by the interest of other clubs, but in the end it is a decision of the heart. The fans have always supported me and I also want to give something back to them and the club."