Club chief says £33.5m reported Liverpool target will leave in summer; flew for Reds talks in 2019
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Club chief says reported Liverpool target Karim Adeyemi will leave

Karim Adeyemi has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield and RB Salzburg president Harald Lurzerg has admitted he will leave at the end of the season.

Salzburg were beaten 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday night by Lille and Adeyemi was quiet by his standards, receiving a 5.93 WhoScored rating as he took just 29 touches, had a 43% pass accuracy and had a 25% success rate with his dribbles.

The Ligue 1 champions had the measure of their opponents. But the Reds will not be looking at just one game to judge Adeyemi on and will not be condemning a 19-year-old attacker from that showing either.

Goal reported in 2019 that the Reds flew Adeyemi to Merseyside to discuss a potential move but he chose Salzburg as his destination.

More recently, Sky Germany reported that Liverpool have once again been in contact and “asked again” about the forward with RB Salzburg valuing him somewhere between €30 and €40million.

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Now, speaking to Bild’s Bayern Insider podcast, Salzburg president Harald Lurzerg says that Adeyemi will most likely leave the club in the summer.

He said: “We are aware that Karim will probably take the next step next summer.”

Liverpool will battle to sign the young forward purely due to his age and the fact Jurgen Klopp cannot promise him regular football in the way a club like RB Leipzig or Borussia Dortmund could.

Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino stand in his way of playing in the starting XI and they are one of the most in-form sides in Europe from an attacking point of view.

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