Liverpool have had a very quiet summer transfer window. While every other club in the ‘big six’ signed a range of players to strengthen their respective teams. But Liverpool managed to only sign a centre back Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.
Despite the quiet transfer window, the Reds have managed a strong start into the new season of the Premier League. They have 10 points in the four matches so far. Liverpool are sitting at third position in the points table of the Premier League.
Despite the strong start, there is a problem for Liverpool. The Reds failed to provide depth to their squad after the quiet transfer window. Jurgen Klopp received a huge blow after Harvey Elliott sustained a serious injury at the weekend.
Liverpool looking to bring in German star Karim Adeyemi
According to a report from Transfermarkt, Liverpool are looking to move for Karim Adeyemi in the January transfer window. The German international has been impressive for his club this season.
Karim Adeyemi plays for Austrian club RB Salzburg. The 19-year-old joined the club just before the beginning of the 2018-19 season. He has featured in 60 matches for the club in all competitions since joining. However, the teenager has played seven games this season and scored six goals already.
RB Salzburg’s director lauded Karim in an interview with Goal. “Karim has great potential and exceptional weapons, with his speed and scoring ability. If he continues to really step on the gas and is spared injuries, I believe he can have a really great international career.” He further added, “The next step, however, is for him to really take off with us in Salzburg in the coming months.”
Chelsea were looking to bring him at a certain point in time. Eventually, the European champions were very close to signing Karim when he was only 16 years old. However, the players’ camp backed out of a deal at the last minute.
Karim Adeyemi could be a perfect signing for the Reds since they are in desperation to sign a forward. The teenager can play at the front as well as at both sides of the wing. Liverpool will be without their major players in January due to the AFCON cup.
Barcelona also interested in signing up Karim
It certainly would not be very easy for Liverpool to bring Karim to Anfield. Reports suggest that Barcelona are also looking to sign the teenage sensation.
The Catalan giants are looking to sign more younger players keeping in mind the rebuilding process. Adding to that, various other clubs across Europe are also keeping tabs on Karim Adeyemi. The player will cost a reported £25 million. And looking at the price tag, many clubs will go for him in the January transfer window.
A move to Liverpool could certainly benefit both the player as well as the club. Karim can develop under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp. While Liverpool will get a quality player who could lead the team in the coming years.