Anfield’s sporting director, Michael Edwards, has shown in recent seasons that he has a knack for securing young and exciting talent for a cut price fee. According to Transfermarkt, we could be set to repeat the trick with Liverpool linked with a move to sign Karim Adeyemi from Red Bull Salzburg.
The report states that the Reds are just one of a number of clubs tracking Adeyemi, with Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and Barcelona also interested.
Red Bull Salzburg have garnered a reputation for producing some of the game’s finest talents in recent years with their scouting system coming in for a lot of praise. Adeyemi, previously of the Bayern Munich academy, is currently playing at Salzburg’s second division feeder club, FC Liefering.
The 17-year-old has been catching the eye of Europe’s top clubs with his goalscoring performances. Last season he bagged six goals and four assists, he already has five goals and four assists this time round. Adept as a striker or a winger, the youngster is every bit the modern forward.
What RTK has to say
Another day, another wonderkid – this time reports suggest that Liverpool are looking to sign Karim Adeyemi – tomorrow, who knows?
Despite the endless barrage of fresh faced talents being linked with the Reds, it is encouraging that we are being linked with future greats as opposed to over priced has-beens.
We can’t claim to be massive Austrian second division enthusiasts but the lad’s stats are incredibly impressive. To be grabbing goals and assists in the first team at just 17-years-old is quite the feat.
Securing the starlet’s services shouldn’t be too much of a struggle for his eventual suitor. Red Bull Salzburg make no bones of being a selling club, it is part of their business model. Let’s just hope that Liverpool are front of the queue.