Barcelona is the ‘First Option’ for the in-demand striker, according to reports.
Karim Adeymei has established himself as one of Europe’s most exciting strikers during his time at RB Salzburg, and has been linked with a number of top European clubs, including Barcelona.
According to Catalunya Radio’s Roger Arbusa, the highly-rated 19-year-old has spoken to the Catalan giants and considers a move to the Camp Nou to be his “first option.”
RB Salzburg “wishes to sell,” but not until 2022.
The Austrian club is looking for a fee of €35-40 million ((dollar)40-45 million) for the talented teenager.
As Squawka Football points out, Adeyemi has gotten a lot of attention this season for his impressive goalscoring exploits in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Karim Adeyemi, 19, has scored more goals in the Austrian Bundesliga than any other player so far this season:
SquawkaScoutpic.twitter.comeALiHxz4cq (hashtag) 13 games, 11 goals
November 16, 2021, by Squawka Football (@Squawka)
In Europe’s top competition, the forward has also made an impression, scoring three goals in four appearances.
With two games remaining, RB Salzburg is in a good position to qualify for the knockout stages and to lead Group G.
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Is Barcelona planning to make an offer to Adeyemi?
Barcelona’s financial problems are well-known, and the club has been forced to sell players like Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann while bringing in free agents like Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia, and now Dani Alves.
Despite the club’s ongoing financial difficulties, there is growing speculation in Germany that the Catalan giants are about to make a serious offer for Adeyemi.
According to Sport1, Barca could make an offer of €40 million ((dollar)45 million, with Adeyemi keen to join the club’s rebuilding process under new coach Xavi.
Borussia Dortmund, a Bundesliga club, is also interested in the teenager and could make an offer of €35 million ((dollar)40 million to RB Salzburg.
Dortmund has a good track record of developing young players and would be willing to offer a five-year deal.
It’s unclear how much Barcelona will have to spend or whether such a deal is currently feasible.
According to Catalan CEO Ferran Reverter, the Catalans will only have €…
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