Borussia Dortmund fans could see both Erling Braut Haaland and teen sensation Youssoufa Moukoko be paired together under the new regime.
New coach Edin Terzic has revealed that there could be the opportunity to see the pairing in January, once the Norwegian superstar makes his own return from injury.
Haaland has undoubtedly been one of the key men for the Signal Iduna Park Stadion outfit since his move to the club and has only continued to impress onlookers with his ability in front of goal.
However, Borussia Dortmund have had to make do without him recently, as the striker had pulled up in training with a hamstring injury, thus forcing him to miss the last six matches across all competitions to have been played.
Although his absence will have likely been felt, Moukoko has managed to keep it from being as damaging as many would have first thought as he has managed to profit from Haaland’s absence.
The teenager has managed to start the last two matches and even managed to score a goal in their 2-1 defeat to Union Berlin – a result many would not have been able to envision when using services such as betting24, as he became the Bundesliga’s youngest ever scorer. He had already managed to achieve the record of being the youngest ever player to play in the German top-flight just weeks before.
The awards and accolades have not stopped there for Moukoko, though, as he also managed to become the youngest player to ever appear in the UEFA Champions League when he came off the substitutes bench against Zenit St Petersburg at the age of 16 years and 18 days, thus breaking the record held by Celestine Babayaro.
With the prospect of seeing both Haaland and Moukoko being paired up, fans will undoubtedly be excited about what could happen as the two forwards share a number of attributes.
However, Terzic believes this could be something that Borussia Dortmund benefit from in the future and revealed that it could be something they look to make happen in the near future.
At a news conference previewing Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal second-round trip to Eintracht Braunschweig, he said: “If we ever get the feeling that we can use both Erling and Youssoufa at the same time… why not?”
Borussia Dortmund fans will also be delighted to learn that Haaland will be close to making a return. The new boss, who replaced Lucien Favre for the interim, revealed that the 17-goal attacker is on schedule and could feature in January.
“I saw him for the first time today,” Terzic said on Monday. “We are happy and things are looking up for him. He is completely on schedule in terms of timing and we assume he will be immediately back at the beginning of January.”