Liverpool should be all over reported proposal for 19-year-old - it's perfect for them


Liverpool should be all over Karim Adeyemi proposal - it's ideal for them

Liverpool should strongly consider a reported Karim Adeyemi proposal. It could be exactly what they’re looking for.

We’re big, big fans of Karim Adeyemi. The 19-year-old looks impressive in every game he plays and he’s taken to the Champions League wonderfully well this season.

The RB Salzburg forward won four penalties in his opening two games and has three goals in his last two in the competition. His mix of pace, movement and energy is consistently too much for opposition defences.

We’re delighted that Liverpool appear to have genuine interest, then. Austrian outlet Orf claims as much, as does Sky Germany. Goal believes the Reds have had eyes on Adeyemi since 2018, too.

But there’s an issue, of course. Big clubs are beginning to swarm Adeyemi as his performances continue to draw attention. It’s essentially the worst-case scenario for Liverpool.

Adeyemi won’t be a bargain if there’s a bidding war between Europe’s richest clubs.

Fortunately, it appears there’s another way to sign the player.

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Adeyemi proposal

Sky Germany now claim that the way to sign Adeyemi in January would be to send him back on loan to Salzburg. That won’t suit every club but we think it really suits Liverpool.

After all, the four primary forwards at Anfield score for fun – there’s no immediate need for a new striker. Liverpool could quite comfortably wait until next summer to bring Adeyemi in.

It also fixes a problem Liverpool set themselves. Per Fabrizio Romano, the Reds didn’t sign Patson Daka because they waited too long. The club wanted to make sure they could offload Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri before bringing in a new player.

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They didn’t find an answer in time and he moved to Leicester City instead. Waiting six months for Adeyemi makes things easier – they’d have six months to clear space for the youngster.

One other good sign here is that Adeyemi wants assurances he could play on the wing. That is, he doesn’t want to be pigeon-holed as a striker and miss out on games.

That’s very easily done at Liverpool, who frequently move their forwards between central and wide roles. Not every club can offer that guarantee to Adeyemi.

So we think everything here adds up. Liverpool could quite comfortably strike a deal here that suits absolutely everyone involved. Maybe we’re being overly hopeful but this one could be coming together.

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