Tuchel convinced Emre Mor to join Dortmund despite Liverpool offer

Turkey international star Emre Mor became the youngest player to ever represent his national team at a major international competition when he came on for Cenk Tosun in the 1-0 defeat against Croatia last Sunday.

Mor has had quite a month going from total obscurity to being snapped up on a five-year deal by Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

The 18-year-old could have however, joined a Premier League outfit instead as he had several offers from England.

The Daily Star reported that the Reds were the favourites the sign the Turkish international and ESPN claimed that Liverpool were close to making an offer.

Manchester United and Manchester City were also in the race to sign the highly rated youngster but Mor revealed that Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel convinced him it was the right move.

“I was not even thinking about Dortmund but then I got a call from Thomas Tuchel and he told me directly that he wants me at the club and that he has big plans for me,” Mor said after the Turkey game against Croatia.

“If it was not for Tuchel I probably would not have joined but he convinced me where nobody else could.”

Mor is expected to feature for Turkey against Spain in their next Group D game on Friday 17 June. The young attacking midfielder played for 15 minutes in the 1-1 draw against Croatia.

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