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

Stefan Bienkowski
Red Bull Salzburg striker karim adeyemi

The international break often has a habit of unearthing diamonds in the rough and this one was no exception.

In what was a relatively routine World Cup qualifier against Armenia, German national team head coach Hansi Flick decided September 5, 2021 was the right time to introduce the world to another exciting young talent in the form of Karim Adeyemi.

The forward was only on the pitch for 18 minutes but his knack for getting into space was evident from the first minute as he bagged a goal and showed exactly why so many clubs around Europe are interested in the Red Bull Salzburg striker.

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 eight goals and two assists in his first 12 games, including a goal in the club’s Champions League qualifying round against Brondby.

What clubs are interested in Karim Adeyemi?

Following his rapid rise as an exciting talent, it was only a matter of time before Adeyemi attracted interest from some major clubs.

Due to his background as a Bayern youth player, it’ll come as no surprise to read that the Bavarian giants are interested in bringing the forward back to Munich, alongside fellow Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund according to reports in Germany.

However, Adeyemi’s success has attracted interest from further afield and alongside the German duo, the young forward is also being closely watched by Barcelona, Real Madrid and Liverpool.

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.

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 123k followers as of September 2021.