Red Bull Salzburg attacker Karim Adeyemi is closing in on a move to Borussia Dortmund according to various reports in the media. After months of speculation over his future at Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian top flight, it looks like Borussia Dortmund would be the destination of German international Adeyemi ahead of next season.
German newspaper Kicker has reported that the three parties namely Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg and Adeyemi have reached an agreement that would allow the player to move from Austria to Germany. It was revealed that the transfer involving the player is imminent.
Sky Sports had earlier reported last week that Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player (Karim Adeyemi). All the parties have been in negotiations for months. It was stated that Borussia Dortmund will pay €35m for the 20-year-old attacker.
The report from Kicker categorically said that Adeyemi won’t be the direct replacement for Norwegian striker ErlingHaaland at Dortmund. Ironically, Haaland left Salzburg to sign for Dortmund at the start of last year and he’s one of the most sought-after players in world football.
Haaland is on course to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer as he has a €75m release clause. The Norwegian international has been seriously linked with a move to big European clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester City, Paris Saint Germain (PSG), European champions Chelsea and Bayern Munich. Recent reports have linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City. As a matter of fact, some media outlets have stated that Haaland has an agreement with Manchester City over a move to the club this summer.
If ErlingHaaland moves to Manchester City this summer, he would be a direct replacement for club legend Sergio Aguero.