The adolescent has built a reputation for scoring mass quantity of goals at youth level, with his head coach now eager to see him against senior experts.
Youssoufa Moukoko has proven successful in Borussia Dortmund’s youth ranks, and head coach Lucien Favre has shown he wants to market the 15-year-old striker into the first team.
Moukoko was selected for duty with Germany Under-19s a week, returning to the global fold after making his U-16 bow at age 12.
The child, who only turned 15 in November, scored 50 goals and provided nine assists in 28 appearances as BVB completed as runners-up from the U-17 Bundesliga last season, and has maintained his magnificent form at U-19 level.
He’s netted 31 times in 18 league outings and has another four in the UEFA Youth League – a competition in which he is the youngest ever goalscorer.
Ahead of Dortmund’s Bundesliga meeting with Freiburg on Saturday, Favre revealed he expects to have Moukoko involved with the first team before the end of the season.
“We have a strategy with him, but I can not say precisely when he will be with us,” said Favre on Thursday. “Perhaps in March, but we still need to await a few things.”
Moukoko could make his bow for Germany U-19s at a European Championship qualifier against Wales on March 25. They play with Austria three days afterwards and Serbia on March 31.
Former Liverpool midfielder Nuri Sahin became Dortmund’s youngest player at 16 years, 11 months and one day when he made his debut in August 2005.
Should Moukoko make up the step, he would lower the average age of what is already a very youthful Dortmund attacking unit.
Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho, both 19, have taken the Bundesliga and Champions League by storm in recent months while 17-year-old Gio Reyna has begun to make an impact having been introduced to the fold by Favre after the winter break.
Reyna’s form is set to make him a first call-up into the United States national team for their forthcoming March friendlies against Netherlands and Wales while Haaland and Sancho are already established senior internationals for Norway and England respectively.
Dortmund currently sit third in the Bundesliga table, four points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich with 11 matches of the season remaining.