Borussia Dortmund prodigy Youssoufa Moukoko, 15, earns staggering £6k a WEEK and signed a £9m deal with Nike
BORUSSIA DORTMUND wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko is arguably the most exciting prospect on the planet… and he's still not quite a pro.
But that hasn't stopped the 15-year-old forward from earning amazing sums of money already.
He's scored a barely-believable 192 goals in 123 youth games for the German giants.
And on Friday, Moukoko will turn 16 and finally be eligible to sign his first professional contract.
The new deal will keep the red-hot striker at the club for years to come – and come with a bumper pay-day.
But even now, not yet a professional and aged just 15, Moukoko is earning an extraordinary amount.
Such is the hype surrounding the forward, Moukoko is being paid £6,000-a-week by Dortmund – an amazing amount for a youth team player.
On top of that, the youngster signed a long-term deal with Nike last year – worth an jaw-dropping £9MILLION in all.
Moukoko is understood to have taken home a signing-on fee of nearly £1m for joining forces with the sport brand.
Bild claim Moukoko will receive a 'mid-six-figure sum' when he makes his Bundesliga debut, which could be this weekend with his birthday a day before Dortmund play Hertha Berlin.
And Dortmund have a record of giving their youngsters pay-rises on their birthdays, with Giovani Reyna receiving a huge bump after turning 18 last week.
Since joining the club's youth system in 2014, Moukoko has been the star, hitting 141 goals in 88 games.
This season alone he's scored 13 in just four appearances for the club's U19, who he is already the captain of.
Dortmund would be wise to steer clear of a goal bonus or Moukoko might bankrupt them.
Unbelievably, Moukoko is so good the Bundesliga have changed their age eligibility rules in order to let him play.
Previously, players have not been allowed to play in Germany's top-flight until they were 16-and-a-half.
But such has been the hype surrounding Moukoko's rapid rise, this has now been lowered to just 16.
Moukoko has been tipped for greatness for years already – having turned out for Dortmund's Under-17s and Germany's Under-16s aged just 12.
Dortmund's youth-team coach Lars Ricken said of him: "There’s no youth player who has had as many minutes of play and training as he has in recent years.
"This is an indicator that he is able to cope with the stresses of professional football."
All eyes will now be on Dortmund on Friday with Moukoko finally set to turn pro.
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