Barcelona transfer target explains why he rejected Chelsea

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese Updated: 17 May 2021 20:18 BST 1 min read

Karim Adeyemi has revealed the reasons why he snubbed the chance to join Chelsea as he continues to be linked to big clubs.

The 18-year-old is just the latest in a long line of exciting youngsters to be developed at Red Bull Salzburg – following on from the likes of Erling Braut Haaland, Sadio Mane and Dominic Szoboszlai.

Adeyemi has caught the eye of a number of big clubs, with Barcelona and Bayern Munich both linked with moves for the teenager.

The attacker has already snubbed a transfer to a big club, having turned down the chance to move to Chelsea in 2018 because he preferred the promise of first-team football in Austria.

“It is important to me that I play regularly.” Adeyemi told Sport1

“My focus is currently on the Austrian league. I am very happy that I have so much time here. I am fully focused on the task in Salzburg.

“I’m very happy that I can play here in Salzburg and that I get my minutes on a regular basis. Every moment on the pitch is precious. 

“I want to play in a club where I feel comfortable. Of course I dream of a Champions League win. It would be great to play for a club that regularly competes to win the Champions League.

“But that’s not what I have in mind right now. For me it is important that I develop myself further in Salzburg.”