Moukoko turned 16 on Friday and due to an imposed rule change due to his sensational screenings he is eligible to play for Dortmund in their trip to Hertha Berlin at 7:30 pm tonight

There is already some serious hype behind the youngster, who has dominated the youth ranks on the German side

Moukoko is set to achieve great things in the future, having signed a 10-year Nike mega contract worth £ 9million in 2019, according to BILD

The contract, one of the most lucrative for a young athlete, reportedly included a signing fee of £ 1million and saw him collect the full amount if several clauses are met

Even at such a young age he is reported to be making around £ 6,000 a week as a young player at Dortmund and will likely be in line for a pay raise if he continues his meteoric rise

Since joining St Pauli in 2016, he has scored 141 ridiculous goals in 88 appearances at Under-17 and Under-19 levels

He scored 33 goals in 21 appearances in the 2017/18 season for the BVB Under-15 team, then, at just 12, made the leap to the Under-17 team of the Bundesliga, where he continued to go crazy for goals, scoring a record 50 goals in 28 games

This season he’s already scored an incredible 13 times in just four games in all competitions, winning at least a hat-trick in his three appearances in the West Bundesliga

The Cameroonian-born German youth international has been named to the Dortmund Champions League squad and could become the youngest player in the history of the competition if he plays against Club de Bruges on November 24

Speaking of Moukoko, Dortmund striker Erling Haaland said: “I have never seen such a good 15-year-old player in my life”, while six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi sent a special gift for its 15th anniversary,

He has always played against players older than 12 and against teams under 17 and Dortmund youth coach Lars Ricken believes he is more than equipped to move on to men’s football

“There is no young player who has had as many minutes of playing and training as in recent years,” he said

“This indicates that he is able to cope with the stress of professional football”

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