Premier League strugglers Southampton will miss out on Julien Duranville with the Anderlecht wonderkid set to complete a potential £10 million move to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, speaking to L’Equipe. 

They’ve done it again at the Signal Iduna Park. 

With 75 minutes on the clock during Dortmund’s thrilling 4-3 victory over Augsburg last weekend, 18-year-old Jamie Bynoe-Gittens skipped inside and curled a glorious finish into the far corner. Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland may have gone, Jude Bellingham may be going, but the wunderkinds just keep on coming for Die Schwarzgelben. 

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London-born Bynoe-Gittens followed Sancho to Germany back in 2020. And, with his 19th birthday approaching, he looks next in line to make his mark in Dortmund’s yellow and black shirt.  

Teen sensation Julien Duranville, then, could be on to a good thing; the Belgium U16 international set to become Dortmund’s latest fresh-faced superstar-in-waiting.  

Southampton to miss out on Julien Duranville with Borussia Dortmund deal close

Duranville was linked with Lyon, Rennes and fellow gold-panners Southampton recently, via FootMercato. The latest fresh-faced talent to graduate from Anderlecht’s esteemed academy is on his way to Germany instead, however. Duranville should undergo a medical on Thursday before joining Dortmund for a sum of up to £10 million. 

“When you see Duranville… I’ve never seen (a player like this) before,” former Anderlecht coach Samba Diawara tells La Dernière Heure 

“It is not difficult to deal with such a talent, because he has been so well coached. I was amazed by the intelligence of the young players at Anderlecht. They train players but also make men of them. 

“Julien speaks perfect French, English and Dutch. He is extremely respectful, attentive and humble.” 

“With the qualities he has, I think Julien is the future of Belgium,” adds team-mate Adrien Trebel (RTL Sport)

“You can’t forget that he is still only 16 years old. At the moment, he still has a lot of progress to make, especially on a physical level. His body may not be ready to play 90 minutes every weekend. 

“But Julien listens well, and he works hard to strengthen his body as much as possible.” 

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