Big things are expected of Borussia Dortmund new boy Emre Mor.
Big things are expected of Borussia Dortmund new boy Emre Mor.
Bundesliga

Unwrapping Dortmund's Mor-ish new piece of Turkish Delight

Eighteen and barely out of short trousers, Emre Mor has already done enough to tickle the collective taste buds of all concerned at Borussia Dortmund.

'Extraordinary and unpredictable'

Sporting director Michael Zorc describes the youngster, who has signed a five-year deal at BVB, as "an incredibly gifted young player who has enormous potential," but what else is there to know about this precocious Turkish talent?

Born in Tingbjerg, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Mor turned out for Bronshoj BK and Lyngby BK, before earning a move to FC Nordsjaelland in 2015. Despite representing Denmark at youth level, he switched allegiance to his parents' homeland and duly made his senior international debut for Turkey in a 1-0 friendly win over Slovenia on 29 March 2016.

"What he is capable of is extraordinary," enthused Nordsjaelland head coach Kasper Hjulmand, previously of Bundesliga outfit 1. FSV Mainz 05. "He has got so much speed in his feet, and he is so unpredictable. Just when you expect him to pass, he makes another dribble instead and changes direction. And when he does that, you do not catch him - that is plain impossible."

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Much like the player himself, Mor's time at his first station as a professional was short and sweet. The pint-sized forward made just 13 appearances in the Danish top flight for Nordsjaelland - registering two goals and as many assists - but on each occasion showcased glimpses of world-beating proficiency. If he is "capable of anything" as he nonchalantly remarked earlier this year, Dortmund fans are in for a real treat.

Christopher Mayer-Lodge