Barcelona are interested in signing Karim Adeyemi from Red Bull Salzburg and may even make an offer this week.
Adeyemi is the latest in a long line of young talents to come from Red Bull’s football network. The 19-year-old has started the season in fantastic form and scored 11 Austrian Bundesliga goals in just 13 matches.
He has caught the eye of the Champions League as well, done three times and registered an assist in four matches. Adeyemi has even earned international recognition despite his painful years – and made his debut for senior Germany in September.
Salzburg have sold several of their stars recently, including Erling Haaland, Dominik Szoboszlai and Patson Daka, and Adeyemi will be the latest high-profile departure in the not-too-distant future.
Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona have all been linked before and according to Sport, the latter are ready to increase their interest.
Barça are apparently ready to offer 40 million euros for Adeyemi, as well as offer him a five-year contract at Camp Nou. Dortmund, another side that is very busy, can only offer 35 million euros and would not be able to match Barcelona’s salaries.
But as 90min reported last month, RB Leipzig is another likely destination. The Red Bulls’ football network is anxious for the star to remain within their framework and they are hopeful that a move in 2022 to their German club can be agreed.
Former team-mate Szoboszlai is one of several players who has taken a similar step before, and Adeyemi is believed to be pleased with how he has been treated by the organization since moving to Salzburg in 2018.
Manchester City, Juventus and Inter are also closely monitoring the situation when the race for his signature is heated.
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