Liverpool are a well-known suitor of Karim Adeyemi’s but they may be set to miss out on his signature as Borussia Dortmund have discussed what he would earn with a move to Germany.
In early October, Patrick Berger reported that Liverpool are interested in signing the young forward and, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane heading off to AFCON, he would be the perfect January signing.
However, he does seem destined for a Bundesliga switch as the SPORT1 journalist said that Adeyemi ‘prefers a move to Germany.’
A report from Transfermarkt from September suggests that Adeyemi’s signature will cost €30million (£25.4m).
The latest update from SPORT1 is that Sebastian Kehl, Borussia Dortmund director, has met with the player’s agent, Thomas Solomon, and discussed exact figures.
The German giants are willing to offer Adeyemi over €3million per year (£2.5m/year or £48,000/week) and, unless Liverpool act fast, it seems likely they will miss out on a very talented forward.
SPORT1 journalist Patrick Berger added: “The Adeyemi side feels a certain appreciation from Dortmund and with Bellingham and co. has good examples in mind of where the journey can go with a BVB change.”
BVB is a fantastic club for young players and Adeyemi would be well advised to move there and, unless Liverpool can motivate how he will develop in Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane’s shadow, it is difficult to imagine him joining the Reds.
So far in all competitions this season, Adeyemi has 14 goals and 2 assists for RB Salzburg and, while some feel as though this is only because he’s playing in the Austrian Bundesliga, he has also scored three in the Champions League while laying on one assist.
Not to mention the fact that he has been an absolute menace for defenders in Europe, winning four penalties in two Champions League games which underlines his impeccable dribbling ability.
The Reds are not out of the race as Berger went on to say: “It looks a lot like Dortmund and Bundesliga, but PSG, Liverpool, the two Madrid clubs and Inter Milan are still in the running.”