Red Bull Salzburg wonderkid Karim Adeyemi has been a new sensation in Europe as the player possesses something special. Salzburg have got a quality youth system and the graduates are getting into the top sides of Europe. The 18-year-old striker has found his space in the headlines by attracting reputed sides of the continent.
As per the reports of Goal, the player is linked with FC Barcelona in the January window. There were many transfer speculations with the player and most of the interested parties include big fishes of the game. Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and European champions Bayern Munich are some of them.
Erling Haaland and Sadio Mane also graduated from the Austrian club and now decorating the elite teams of Europe with much quality in their position. Now, another center-forward onto the list and it is too early for the player to have a record deal.
Karim Adeyemi-transfer prospects for Chelsea
The German striker was one of the top picks in the wishlist of Frank Lampard with long term interest. He is a perfect fit in the new generation of players Lampard developing in Stamford Bridge. Also, the fellow mates from Germany, Timo Werner, and Kai Havertz are now settled in West London.
These are the future of German football and the updates regarding Catalonian giants Barcelona are not at all merging with Chelsea’s interest. In Spain, Camp Nou also got some renovation plans under Koeman. An offer from Barcelona is too early for the star as the challenges are quite complex within the squad in Spain.
Adeyemi is the first choice in the attacking line of RB Salzburg. He is having decent playing time in Austria as a starter and the season stats are also impressive. 2 goals and 4 assists from 14 games in all competitions. (Transfermarkt)
He is also living the European dream as the team is managing to win Champions league berths with consistency. But, the ambitious title is far away from their prospects, and in order to find that silverware a switch is preferable for the player.
“First of all, 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”, he continued.
The Ultimate UCL dream and playing time
It is a fact that none of the top sides can offer the same playing time that Adeyemi is getting in Austria. Fighting with the substitutes is the fate for the player in England as well as in Spain. But, committing to the Premier League will lock the player in England and a later flight to Spain would be difficult.
Signing for Barcelona is a high challenge in terms of winning playing minutes. Also, the knockout curse Barcelona facing in Europe is also a pressure for new signings. But, the player is capable of doing magical spells with his right foot.
In the age of 18, playing minutes is important than titles. Because finding some experience will be helpful for the long-term consistency of the player. A set of youngsters are already fighting for the start in Stamford Bridge. And, the signings are yet to make a change for the Blues.
The player got a contract till 2024 with Salzburg and the finance within the range for teams to propose a deal. The management is yet to respond to transfer talks and the January window can make some decisions for the player.