Borussia Dortmund is definitely the team for the future with the average age of the squad being 24. With a total of 13 players under the age of 24, everyone is interested and excited to see if Dortmund become one of the best in Europe. However, with being 4th in the table, Tuchel is looking to improve and move up with the recent signing of 17-year-old Alexander Isak for $8.6million. In the rest of the article, I’ll be looking at Dortmund’s most promising youngsters’.
Christian Pulisic: The American youngster saw him start his professional career at Dortmund in 2015, and is now making more and more appearances for BVB with a total 13 matches with 2 goals and 4 assists. After being promoted from Borussia Dortmund’s U19, he has been an amazing talent for the main team with beating the likes of Andre Schurrle and Shinji Kagawa to the Attacking midfielder spot. The 18-year-old saw him have is first offer from the Premier league with a $11million pound offer from Liverpool however, he was loyal and stuck with the team he’s had all his success and opportunities from. That may not be the case in the future has he’ll be offered bigger contract from possibly bigger teams.
Emre Mor: The 19-year-old has been an important part in Dortmund’s campaign this year as he has the ability to dribble past any player with his incredible agility and acceleration. Mor was originally born in Denmark but decided to change to Turkish nationality. The attacking midfielder made his name known after his brilliant performance against Real Madrid in the Champions league group stages, where he made Madrid’s defense and midfield look amateur as he dribbled past them like it was nothing. However, his stats this season don’t reflect on his talents as he’s featured in 15 matches and only had 1 goal and 1 assist. The youngster is looking to improve those stats in the other half of the season.
Julian Weigl: The German star has been a work-horse for Dortmund and has maintained his position in the midfield. Weigl came to Dortmund back in 2015 from 1860 Munchen for a price tag of $5million and in that season made 30 starts for BVB and helped them to come second place in the Bundesliga and DFL Pokal. The 21-year-old has made 16 appearances for Dortmund this season and has beaten the likes of Sahin and Castro, who are two very experienced midfielders. Weigl is looking to become a world-class defensive midfielder and help Dortmund to the Bundesliga title.
Ousmane Dembele: The French winger is probably BVB’s most promising youngster as he was voted best Bundesliga player of the month for December. Dembele has been a key player for Dortmund out on the wing, and after his performances in the UCL, he is a hot prospect for everyone to sign. The 19-year-old has made 22 starts for Dortmund and from those games had 12 assists and scored 6 goals, and also has started in every Dortmund UCL game where he as had the astonishing 1 goal and 5 assists in only 6 matches. Dembele joined Westfalenstadion for a $15million fee from Rennes at the start of this season. The youngster has made BVB’s future even more brighter and is going to be a player to look out for in the future.
Other young talents are the Swedish striker Alexander Isak, The Portuguese full-back Raphael Guerreiro and Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino.
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