Sport have revealed that Barcelona have an advantage over other clubs in the race for Tottenham target Youssoufa Moukoko as the Borussia Dortmund youngster has always dreamed of playing at Camp Nou.

Moukoko is having a breakthrough season at Dortmund, having already found the back of the net six times and provided another four assists in 14 league appearances so far this season (Transfermarkt).


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The 18-year-old’s impressive form has catapulted him into Germany’s World Cup squad and the youngster will be hoping to get opportunities to shine in Qatar.

90 min reported last week that Tottenham hold an interest in the teenager, having sent scouts to Germany to run the rule over him this season.

If Sport’s latest update is to be believed, several clubs across Europe have their eye on Moukoko, including Barcelona. The report explains that the winger supported the Catalan giants while growing up and would thus love to join Xavi Hernandez’s side.

The teenager’s current contract at Westfalenstadion runs out at the end of the current season and it is explained that, as things stand, his preference is to sign a new deal with the Bundesliga club.

However, Sport state that Moukoko wants two conditions to be met to put pen to paper on a new deal – for Dortmund to qualify for the Champions League and for his contract to have a release clause.

The report adds that although Barca have have an advantage over other suitors in the race for the German starlet, owing to his soft spot for the club, the La Liga giants would find the operation ‘difficult’ and are not prepared to break the bank for the player.

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Moukoko will likely look to follow Erling Haaland’s footsteps by signing a contract with a release clause at Dortmund so that he can continue his development at the Bundesliga club before having the freedom to choose his next destination. 

Unless the 18-year-old refuses to sign a new contract with Dortmund (which is a possibility since Champions League qualification is not a given for them), I do not think Spurs would have a realistic chance of winning the race for the winger.

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