According to Diario Sport, the Catalan club is considering signing the 18-year-old forward and believe they can win the fight for him. Barça turned to the German after losing the fight for 16-year-old Palmeiras striker Endrick to Real Madrid. The Blue Granatayas see the transfer of Yusuf as a more attractive option as he is adapted to European soccer.
Mukoko’s current contract with Borussia expires in the summer of 2023. The agreement has not yet been renewed. Barça knows that the forward wants to transfer. The club will hold a meeting soon to decide whether to sign this player.
“Barcelona has had several meetings with Endrick’s agents, the player has been in contact with Xavi. However, the club pulled out of the fight for him when they learned the amount of the deal. “Barça considers it too high and does not want to take the risk, given the difficult financial situation at the club. As such, Barça has never made a concrete offer for the Brazilian.
Several clubs have already contacted Mukoco – Chelsea in particular. But Barça believes that the player wants to either extend his contract with Borussia, or continue his career with Xavi’s team.
Barça is debating whether to try and sign Mukoko. There is an opinion that the team already has a lot of young players. Youssef’s qualities are not doubted, and there are good reviews about him, but the club’s management thinks it might be worth signing a more experienced striker. The club is interested in all the players who will become free agents next summer.