Who is Karim Adeyemi? The German star wanted by Liverpool, Madrid and Bayern

Stefan Bienkowski
Red Bull Salzburg striker karim adeyemi

It seems more evident than ever that if you can score goals for fun at RB Salzburg, you’re probably a top striker in the making.

Sadio Mane, Erling Haaland and now Patson Daka have all passed through the Austrian club and gone on to bigger things. And it now seems as though young forward Karim Adeyemi is the next star to come off the club’s production line.

Whether it be in the Austrian Bundesliga, Champions League or Germany national team, Adeyemi is quickly making a name for himself and is attracting a huge amount of interest in the process.

So who is Adeyemi and how good can he get?

What position does Karim Adeyemi play in?

Although Adeyemi has at times been used as a wide player on the left wing due to his pace, the young star is undoubtedly a forward that prefers to play through the middle of the pitch with an ability to score and create goals in equal measure.

How good is Karim Adeyemi?

Born in Munich, Germany, Adeyemi worked his way up the TSV Forstenried youth system until local giants Bayern Munich picked him up in 2010. Adeyemi would still be at the club to this day, if not for a breakdown in contract negotiations and so the player left for SpVgg Unterhaching, where he spent six years before Red Bull Salzburg swooped in for the player in 2018.

The forward spent his first season at the Austrian club out on loan at feeder club FC Liefering, where he hit the ground running with six goals and four assists in 20 games in the Austrian second flight.

Adeyemi spent the next two seasons jumping between loan moves at the aforementioned feed club and sporadic spells in RB Salzburg’s first team, where he amassed 22 goals and 30 assists for both clubs in just 74 games across all competitions.

This season has since seen the young striker firmly grasp his opportunity in the Salzburg first team, with 15 goals and two assists in his first 23 games, including a goal in the club’s Champions League qualifying round against Brondby and then two against Lille in the group stages.

He also won an incredible five penalties in the first two Champions League games of the 2021/22 season.

What clubs are interested in Karim Adeyemi?

According to Sky Germany, the young RB Salzburg talent has primarily attracted the interest of Liverpool, as well as Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Naturally, due to Adeyemi’s roots and background, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern have also been heavily linked with a move for the player in recent months.

According to a recent report by Goal, a return to the striker’s former Bavarian club may be the most likely destination as the publication suggest that Bayern are extremely serious about signing Adeyemi in the January transfer window.

It remains to be seen which club will eventually sign Adeyemi, but considering RB Salzburg’s track record, it would be silly to rule out a potential move to sister club RB Leipzig too, since they tend to hoover up the Austrian side’s best talents when they come of age.

Another club that have been linked with the young striker are Paris Saint-Germain, who are reportedly keen on signing Adeyemi as a potential replacement for the out-going Kylian Mbappe next summer, according to Sky Germany.

So will Adeyemi make a big-money move in the summer? It seems so. “We are aware that Karim will probably take the next step next summer,” admitted Red Bull Salzburg president Harald Lurzerg in a recent interview with BILD.

When does Karim Adeyemi’s contract expire?

Adeyemi’s contract with RB Salzburg is set to expire on June 30, 2024.

How old is Karim Adeyemi?

Adeyemi is 19 years of age, having been born on January 18, 2002.

What is Karim Adeyemi’s height?

Adeyemi is five foot and 11 inches tall.

What is Karim Adeyemi’s Instagram?

Adeyemi’s Instagram has 161k followers as of October 2021.