Borussia Dortmund might miss a lot in the coming summer if their goal-scoring machine Erling Haaland leaves. But they know that they can’t sit and mourn after the Norwegian leaves a gap. So, they are already set with a plan to act quickly if they need it. Karim Adeyemi is the target in their plan.
According to reports, Karim Adeyemi has picked Borussia Dortmund as his next destination, but the German club cannot agree on a fee with the striker’s club RB Salzburg.
The 20-year-old striker has been in excellent form in Austria this season, scoring 14 goals in 17 matches in the country’s top-flight, while he also scored three times to help Salzburg reach the Champions League knockouts for the first time ever.
Adeyemi has been with RB Salzburg since 2018, having signed from Unterhaching, but spent the first eighteen months of his spell in Austria away on loan at FC Liefering. With FC Liefering, he performed well and scored fifteen goals in 35 appearances within two years. After seeing his outstanding performance, RB Salzburg decided to repurchase him.
He was part of Germany’s U-21 team that won the European Championship earlier this year. This season, he is on top form with RB Salzburg. He has already scored fifteen goals and has two assists in all competitions. He is keeping his consistency in every match, and the top clubs from Europe have started to put him under their radar. Top clubs are very attentive to his situation in RB Salzburg, and many club officials have already begun to talk with his agent to enquire about his position.
German fans can be delighted about him as he will be one of the best future players of Germany under Hansi Flick. He has played with almost all the youth teams of Germany, and his debut with the senior national team was in September on the World Cup qualification match against Armenia. He came as a substitute in that game, where he scored the goal in the added time. A dream goal on his dream debut for Adeyemi.
Haaland may or may not have decided his future. But a player of his potential and star value will surely look for a top club, where he can take the next step.
Earlier this month, the 21-year-old complained that Dortmund was pressuring him to make a decision, distracting him from his football.
“The last six months, I have chosen not to say anything out of respect for Borussia Dortmund,” Haaland told last month. “But now the club has started pressing me into making a decision.
“All I want to do is to play football, but they (Dortmund) are pressing me to make a decision now about my future. So that means I have to make a decision soon.”