Two days ago, Bild reported Liverpool, Barcelona and Bayern Munich all have Red Bull Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi ‘on their radar’.
The 19-year-old moved to Austria from lower tier German side SpVgg Unterhaching in 2018 and has been a regular for them since the start of 2020/21 season.
He managed nine goals and 11 assists across all competitions last term and has seven goals and an assist to his name this season. Adeyemi even made his debut for Germany against Armenia and found the back of the net in their 6-0 win on September 5th.
Transfermarkt has a report on the versatile forward and their title states the Reds and Barca ‘consider a winter offer for Adeyemi’, as both clubs have a ‘strong interest’ to sign him in January.
Adeyemi’s current deal with Red Bull Salzburg lasts until 2024 and reports have indicated a fee of €30m is needed to secure the attacker’s signature.
SpVgg Unterhaching chairman Manfred Schwabl believes the player’s long-term future will be in England and he made these claims when asked about the recent reports of Liverpool and Barcelona considering making an offer for Adeyemi in January.
“German football would be well advised to bring him back. If he came back to Germany, it would only be an intermediate step,” Schwabl told Sport1’s program, Meine Bayern-Woche.
“In the long run, he’s a player for England. He stands for attack, is quick and ready for a duel. You have already seen that against Armenia. He can score goals and assist. In the long run, the island [England] will be his home.”