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The anger that Borussia Dortmund got because of the signing of Julian Rijkhoff has paid off in full. The Dutchman is developing extremely well at BVB. The next young player from the neighboring country could soon join the black and yellow academy for young talents.
In Omar Mekkaoui, Borussia Dortmund has apparently picked out the next Dutch football jewel. At least that’s what a report in the regional newspaper BN DeStem says. The competition in the competition for the shooting star of the second division NAC Breda seems enormous.
BVB allegedly has to fight off transfer rivals Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus Turin as well as the Eredivisie clubs Ajax Amsterdam, Feyenoord Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven. Mekkaoui is a real insider tip in the Dutch scene. The 16-year-old is still waiting for his first appearance in professional football.
Mekkaoui is traded in the neighboring country as the possible new Virgil van Dijk. He has been playing in Breda’s youth department for just over a year and has made four appearances for the Dutch U17 team. A timely air change is probably not planned. Mekkaoui is expected to sign its first professional contract shortly.
BVB had landed a real stroke of luck with a Dutch talent in January. Julian Rijkhoff, who is also 16, is causing a sensation in Dortmund, has already moved up to the U19 and is currently with six strong goals in nine games.