Emre Mor is already thinking about life after Dortmund
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang isn’t the only Borussia Dortmund star who has considered a big move to Real Madrid and Barcelona. Evidently Emre Mor is even more of a flight risk for the German giants.
The 19-year-old Turkish starlet isn’t making any secret of his dream to play for one of Spain’s top clubs. The precocious midfielder told FourFourTwo that he wants to play for Real Madrid one day. Even more graciously, Mor admits that he won’t turn down Barcelona either.
Fortunately, Mor does seem to possess some sense of where he is as a player. He did admit during the interview that it might be a little too soon for him to secure his dream move. In fairness, he was also complimentary of Dortmund calling them one of the world’s biggest clubs as well.
Perhaps Mor should focus his energy on finding his way into Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI. He’s undeniably a bright young talent, but there’s a reason he only has eight Bundesliga appearances on the season. He needs a lot more seasoning before he gets anywhere close to breaking into Zinedine Zidane’s lineup.
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In many ways, Mor’s attitude represents the challenge of Dortmund’s club philosophy. The German club doesn’t have the financial resources of rival Bayern Munich, but do pride themselves on developing high-end young talent. Just look at players like Christian Pulisic and Ousmane Dembele as current examples in Tuchel’s squad.
Unfortunately, while Dortmund can develop that sort of talent, they do struggle to hold on to it for the long haul. The aforementioned Aubameyang is very much the exception to the rule. Luminaries like Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski made their names at Dortmund only to move to Bayern once they hit their alleged primes. Dortmund can profit on those transactions, but it makes it difficult to truly mount consistent Bundesliga title challenges.
Emre Mor may ultimately join the list of Dortmund’s departed stars, but he has a long way to go. The young starlet needs to focus on his craft in Germany before he ever seriously considers taking his game to Spain.