DFL (The German Football League) is proposing to lower the minimum age for the players to the Bundesliga next season in 16 with a decision expected in late March. Players must be 18 years old or play for a club under-19 in Germany’s top flight, but according to reports, the DFL is considering a change. Nuri Sahin of Turkey had a record on August 25, when he made his league debut for Dortmund after being shy on the 17th birthday of a 16-year-old, playing in the under-19 team. However, other 16-year-olds from the next season can participate in the Bundesliga if they lower the minimum age to 36 clubs in the first and second leagues at the next general meeting going to held in March. So according to the report Bundesliga wants to reduce the minimum age limit and it could be 16.
According to the Daily Papers Bild and Welt, Dortmund has backed the proposal to lower the limit in the top two leagues. They may benefit as Youssoufa Moukoko, a 16-year-old teenager in November will be able to make his Bundesliga debut in 2020/21.
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He scored a record 50 goals in the Under-17 league last season and, just before his 13th birthday, he made his Germany debut for Germany Under-16 in September 2017, scoring three goals in four matches.
youth coordinator of Dortmund’s Lars Ricken, who made his league debut in 1994 before his 18th birthday, argued that the current minimum age had left German league clubs “a major loss”.
Rokan’s statement said that
you can see many patterns in our players’ decision not to enter the Bundesliga club, as other leagues are allowed to play in professional football teams at such a young age.
However, the head coach of RB Leipzig Julian Nagelsmann. This 32-year-old Julian who became the youngest coach in Bundesliga history when he took over Hoffenheim in 2015 at the age of 28, said, ” If we get players before this, then they have to be tense first and the media will pay more attention to them, I am not a scientist and have not done a deep investigation, but I cannot imagine that you will get great development at 16 years of old”.