The president of Karim Adeyemi’s former club believes it’s too soon for the player to move to Liverpool. Maybe one day, though.

Karim Adeyemi will be a Borussia Dortmund player from next season, having completed a move ahead of the summer. The player is one of the most exciting prospects around and the German side really wasted little time in picking Adeyemi up.

They were far from the only side with an interest, however. Sky Germany said last month that Liverpool wanted Adeyemi, despite Dortmund leading the race. In fact, the Athletic points out that the Reds have interest dating back to 2016 when the forward had a trial. Goal say there’s been legitimate transfer talk since at least 2018.

But according to the president of Adeyemi’s former club, SpVgg Unterhaching, it was far too early for him to move to Liverpool

“Liverpool and Manchester United are clubs that are desperate for such players,” said Manfred Schwabi told Sky Austria. “But it’s still far too early for that.

“Karim can influence [a future move] all by himself with the way he plays, how he asserts himself in Dortmund, and also how he develops personally and continues to remain so down-to-earth.”

Karim Adeyemi not ready for Liverpool move

We’ve pushed the idea of Liverpool signing Adeyemi pretty hard this season – he’s had some incredible moments, after all. Glenn Hoddle labelling him ‘fabulous’ is just one example of the praise his Champions League displays earned. The young forward can score goals, terrorise defences and really feels destined to become a superstar.

Borussia Dortmund Unveil New Signing Karim Adeyemi
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But yes, it probably is too early now. Luis Diaz’s arrival makes the competition up top even stronger at Liverpool and there’s not really room for Adeyemi. Even if someone does leave this summer, we’re still not sure he’d get enough game-time.

Down the line, though? That still feels very possible as Dortmund aren’t a club that holds onto stars forever – Marco Reus aside. Liverpool could still secure a move in a few years, even if it would now be a very pricey one.

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