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Karim Adeyemi: FC Barcelona, PSG, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and others battle for Nigerian-Origin Starlet [Details]

According to a report from Sport1, FC Barcelona is ramping up its pursuit of Red Bull Salzburg star and alleged Bayern Munich transfer target Karim Adeyemi


SPORT1 had already reported a few days ago that Xavi is a big fan of the 19-year-old and absolutely wants to guide him to FC Barcelona. Now Barca are igniting the next level.

According to SPORT1 information, the Spanish club is ready to pay 40 million euros for the national player to his club RB Salzburg. Barcelona wants to make the Austrians an offer this week.

And Adeyemi is really impressed by the prospect of playing for one of the largest clubs in the world and being able to play a decisive role in the rebuilding. Especially since the national player should be guaranteed game shares. Spanish media brought a winter loan into play, but this is unlikely. Adeyemi definitely wants to end the season in Salzburg.

Even with the sparked interest from Barca, Sport1 thinks Borussia Dortmund still has the best chance to land Adeyemi.

Adeyemi has provided 15 goals and two assists for the Austrian club so far this season, and is thought to be open to taking the next step in his still-young career. The 19-year-old is coveted by many of Europe’s elite, however, and Barcelona would have to fend off significant competition to secure his services.

The favourite is Borussia Dortmund. They’re thought to be willing to offer Salzburg €35m for the teenager, and the player himself would be excited by the idea of going to a club with a proven track record of developing exciting young talent. Dortmund would offer him a salary of three million per year across five years.

Karim Adeyemi of RB Salzburg

Born in Munich to a Nigerian father and a Romanian mother, Adeyemi came through the youth system at TSV Forstenried, Bayern Munich and SpVgg Unterhaching before joining Salzburg in 2018. Aside from a loan spell at Liefering, that’s where he’s played his senior club football. Adeyemi has made three senior appearances for the German national team and scored one goal.

Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig seem to have fallen out of the race — for now. One thing is clear, though, Adeyemi will be leaving Austria and Red Bull Salzburg will is going to get decent financial haul for the player.


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