Liverpool could lose their chance at Karim Adeyemi, according to reports. The Reds have a big decision to make.
This comes from Bild. Journalist Christian Falk claims RB Salzburg have no real intention to sell Karim Adeyemi this January.
In fact, they don’t expect to sell the 19-year-old until after the 2022/23 season. That means it could be 18 months before anyone has a real shot at signing one of European football’s most exciting prospects.
And Adeyemi is certainly that. He’s scored seven goals in eight Bundesliga games this season, with another coming in a Champions League Play-Off. Those goals earned the German a national team debut – on which he scored.
His game against Sevilla in the Champions League was particularly notable, too. Adeyemi won three penalties in the fixture – though, Salzburg were unable to capitalise.
Adeyemi appears to follow in the footsteps of Erling Haaland and Patson Daka, then. He’s rapid, dangerous, and still so young – we think he looks fantastic. Anyone who wants to sign him soon, though, would need to force Salzburg to sell by offering a sizeable January fee.
And Liverpool fall into that camp.
Liverpool could lose Adeyemi chance
Falk claims that Liverpool and Bayern Munich have serious interest in Adeyemi right now. But it won’t stay that way for long if his form keeps up – you can expect every major team in Europe to join the pair.
Moving in January, then, is the best opportunity to secure Adeyemi for a reasonable fee. By 2023, he could be worth a fortune that Liverpool aren’t willing to pay.
But per Goal, they’ve watched Adeyemi for three years now. They’ll have a full scouting report on him and they’ll know what kind of player he is.
If they do want him, though, January will be decision time. Is he worth paying a fairly large fee for now, in order to avoid an extravagant one in 2023?
It’s starting to look like a ‘yes’. Liverpool are the ones with years of work here, though – we’ll have to see what they do.