Due to reports that Youssoufa Moukoko, a star for Borussia Dortmund, is involved in the age crisis that has engulfed Cameroonian football, Premier League teams have been put on high alert.
German reports say that Moukoko, who was adopted and sent to reside there in 2014 after being adopted in Yaounde, Cameroon, is actually 22 years old, not 18 as previously thought.
Among the clubs with an interest in the striker are Newcastle United and Chelsea, but Premier League sides are reportedly prepared to end talks as a result of advances in the probe into age-related doping in sports.
Youssoufa Moukoko, a striker for Borussia Dortmund, has had his age questioned. The Cameroon Under-17 team learned last week that 21 of the 30-member roster had failed age tests as they prepared to play Central African qualification matches for the Nations Cup this month.
Coach Jean Pierre Fiala promptly brought in new players, but to his further embarrassment, it turned out that 11 of the additions were also over the legal drinking age.
According to recent claims made in Germany, Dortmund striker Moukoko’s birth certificate from 2000 bearing the name Yousouffa Mohamadou was found in 2022.
According to the Austrian news outlet Laola1, Moukoko’s adoptive father allegedly sent the purportedly rediscovered birth certificate to a reporter.
The player was adopted in 2022, but an apparent investigation into age fraud has cast doubt on Moukoko’s claim to be 18 years old.
It is asserted that additional skepticism arose as a result of Moukoko supposedly dating people who were much older than him while he was a young adolescent.