It was ‘far too early’ for RB Salzburg star Karim Adeyemi to join Liverpool or Manchester United, but a move could happen in future.
That’s according to the president of the player’s former club SpVgg Unterhaching, Manfred Schwabl.
Adeyemi recently completed a move to Borussia Dortmund, who moved quickly to seal his signature amid Erling Haaland’s impending move to Manchester City.
It brought about an end to months of speculation about Adeyemi’s future, the forward having been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in that time.
Liverpool are known to be big admirers of the forward, with numerous reports over the last year making that clear and one last month even stating Jurgen Klopp was personally ‘very interested’ in a move.
Manchester United have also been in the mix for some time, and earlier this month, it was claimed they had tried to hijack his move to Dortmund.
Neither side got their man, of course, and Schwabl believes it was not the right time for Adeyemi to join either club anyway.
“It depends on how he develops,” he told Sky Sports Austria about a potential move to Liverpool or Manchester United.
“From the whole constellation, from the way of playing soccer, from the speed, the urge to score and the down-to-earthness, he is predestined.
“Liverpool and Manchester United are clubs that are desperate for such players. But it’s still far too early for that.
“Karim can influence that all by himself with the way he plays soccer, how he asserts himself in Dortmund, and also how he develops personally and continues to remain so down-to-earth.
“The English clubs as a whole are not only looking for good kickers, but also for players who they can market well and have both feet on the ground.”