While Youssoufa Moukoko (18) earns 6 million euros a year, the Dortmund striker’s parents are being forced to move out of their house due to heavy debts, and into a refugee home.
On December 18, 2020, Youssoufa Moukoko became the youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history at 16 years and 28 days against Union Berlin. Now a member of the Dortmund squad, the Cameroonian-born, Yaoundé-based German striker is going through a crisis with his parents.An unbearable situation that is causing debate in Germany. German media outlet Bild has exclusively revealed the news, announcing that Youssoufa Moukoko’s parents are to leave their beautiful villa and move into a home. This solution has been proposed to them by the German authorities.
How did they get to this point? The young Dortmund striker paid his parents for a 351m2 house on a 1296m2 plot of land in Hamburg, worth an estimated 1.2 million euros, which the player paid for on a monthly basis if he couldn’t buy it all at once. The situation escalated when Youssoufa Moukoko came of age. Tensions arose mainly between son and father. The BVB player decided to sever family ties with his parents, Joseph (72) and Marie (35). As he turned 18 and had the legal capacity to manage his contracts, he decided to turn off the money tap.As a result, the 18-year-old’s parents found themselves suffocated and collapsed under a mountain of debt.
Parents suffocated by debt
Owing 514,981 euros to creditors, the house was seized and put up for auction. After two unsuccessful attempts, a family from Kosovo finally snapped up the house for 570,000 euros. Just enough to pay off the debts owed to creditors by the Moukoko parents. According to Bild, Youssoufa Moukoko’s parents have been asked to leave the house by the end of July 2023. To help them, the community has organized to offer them a home in the south of Hamburg.
Faced with this precarious situation, Bild managed to interview the father, Joseph, who said only: “Our son no longer supports us.But do you think I would speak badly of him?”Then he left. As for the Dortmund striker’s advisor, Patrick Williams, he simply said: “We’re not saying anything about it. It’s private.“Since the German media’s revelations, the affair has been the talk of Cameroon.