MANUEL NEUER hilariously gatecrashed Youssoufa Moukoko’s pre-World Cup press conference to beg him to join Bayern Munich.

The Borussia Dortmund sensation, 18, was addressing the media ahead of Germany’s tournament opener against Japan when he was grilled about his future.

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Manuel Neuer and Youssoufa Moukoko shared a laugh at Germany’s pre-World Cup 2022 press conference[/caption]

The young forward is out of contract at the Bundesliga giants at the end of this season.

That has sparked speculation he could open pre-contract negotiations with foreign clubs in January, with Manchester United and Liverpool considering a free transfer swoop.

At his very first major international tournament, Moukoko was asked where he saw his future.

The Cameroon-born whizkid, a team-mate of England star Jude Bellingham, said: “I will make my decision at the right moment.

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“I feel so happy at Borussia Dortmund and I know [manager’ Edin Terzic trusts me”

But while Moukouko was adamant he would stay at Dortmund, Germany captain Neuer urged the striker to join him at Bayern Munich.

As Moukoko spoke, the veteran sweeper-keeper jokingly interjected: “Come to Bayern!”

The teenage striker giggled sheepishly before carrying on with his duties – refusing to speculate.. or upset his skipper before the biggest tournament of his life.


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The teenage striker wouldn’t be the first big-name player to make the switch between the German giants.

Bayern have something of a reputation for hoovering up their biggest rivals’ top stars, including the likes of Mats Hummels, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski.

Germany kickstart their World Cup 2022 campaign on Wednesday against Japan, with kick-off in Qatar 1pm.

The Germans will hope to bounce back from their miserable 2018 run in Russia, where they were booted out in the group stage – losing to South Korea and Mexico, with their win over Sweden in vain.

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