Karim Adeyemi looks at the Bundesliga movement


The highly ranked RB Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi is pushing to move back to Germany in 2022 – but 90min understands that a move to RB Leipzig is unlikely.

The 19-year-old has seen his reputation soar in the last 12 months, with 15 goals in 23 matches in all competitions in 2021/22 – including four in the Champions League – proof of his rapid progress.

90min revealed in October that the Red Bulls hierarchy hoped that the teenager would consider a transfer to the Bundesliga, where he would stay within their network in Leipzig.

Adeyemi first considered the move – as he prefers to move back to his homeland – but his interest in joining Leipzig depended on their progress under head coach Jesse Marsch, who left Salzburg this summer to succeed Julian Nagelsmann.

Unfortunately, the results in the Bundesliga and in Europe have been indifferent to say the least – so much so that Marsch was released from his duties on Sunday, with the club weakened in the middle of the table and significantly lower than the pace of the usual predecessors Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

With Leipzig probably out of the picture, Bayern and Dortmund are now at the forefront of securing Adeyemi’s signature – although it is understood that the latter’s ability to offer more regular football in the first team could turn a deal in their direction, especially if Erling Haaland resigns in 2022 as expected.

There is still a lot of interest in Adeyemi outside Germany, with Paris Saint Germain, Barcelona, ​​Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter, Manchester City and Liverpool all understanding that they are monitoring his situation.

There may even be late interest from Manchester United, as the temporary manager Ralf Rangnick knows Adeyemi very well from his time as Red Bull’s sports director.

Sources close to the situation have, however, told 90min that the expectations are that Adeyemi will prioritize a move back to Germany, after leaving 2018 to go to Austria.

To reward him away from Salzburg, however, Bayern and Dortmund – or any other interested party – may need to spend up to 30 million pounds, which seems possible given that he has already been rewarded for his goal form with a full international debut for Germany.

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