After the huge hype in the pre-season, BVB has been quiet about Youssoufa Moukoko in recent months. The Sturmjuwel, who has been injured repeatedly, is currently struggling to get back to the professional team, but the starting eleven should still be a long way away. If Borussia Dortmund’s former professional Michael Rummenigge has his way, a temporary farewell could be an option.
Youssoufa Moukoko has played just twelve competitive games for BVB this season. In the meantime, the 17-year-old was absent for around seven weeks due to a torn muscle fiber.
The forced break was a major setback for the exceptional talent, after all, in the absence of the goalscorer Erling Haaland, who also failed several times, there would certainly have been the opportunity to do self-promotion in a team-internal duel for a place in attack.
According to Michael Rummenigge, who played for Borussia from 1988 to 1993, Moukoko will soon have to make a fundamental decision.
The German U21 international had to “answer a question in the summer,” wrote the 58-year-old in a guest article for the “Ruhr news“: “What do I need now for my development? Will I get enough time in Dortmund to progress – or maybe a loan to a club where I’m seeded makes sense.”
Rummenigge: BVB could be guided by FC Bayern’s loan success
In this context, Rummenigge drew a comparison to a former Bayern star.
“The example of Philipp Lahm showed that a detour can make sense. Bayern loaned the young Lahm to Stuttgart, where he was able to mature and returned to Munich as a top player,” explained the Lippstadt native.
Rummenigge also had a proposal ready for the next few months. “By the summer, it could perhaps help Moukoko to go two ways: training and short assignments with the professionals plus as much playing time as possible with Borussia’s U23s in the 3rd division. There things are already robust, which is what the highly gifted Moukoko was doing in his development should definitely help,” said the younger brother of ex-Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.