Liverpool-linked forward Karim Adeyemi could stay within the Red Bull network and move from RB Salzburg to RB Leipzig, according to a report.
The 19-year-old has caught the eye not only at club level, but now also on the international stage. Indeed, he netted on his first cap for Hansi Flick’s side in September.
Such an introduction to his national team followed seven goals at the start of his campaign. While Adeyemi has now reached 11 goals, the interest in his services has grown.
Liverpool – who have strong ties to the Red Bull brand of football – are reportedly monitoring his progress.
Meanwhile, former Bayern Munich youth player Adeyemi has said that he would love to return to the Bundesliga champions and prove them wrong.
However, 90min now reports that Leipzig have emerged as another potential destination for the forward. In fact, Bayern’s Bundesliga rivals hope they can fend off interest from elsewhere and sign him in 2022.
Leipzig feel that moving to the club from Salzburg would be an ‘ideal stepping stone’ for Adeyemi.
Not only would he still be able to play Champions League football – as he does in Austria – he could help Leipzig challenge Bayern and Borussia Dortmund for the title.
Adeyemi reportedly feels willing to stay within the Red Bull organisation. What’s more, a sizeable pay increase is awaiting him if he does so.
Salzburg reportedly want between £29million and £34million for the teenager should he leave for the likes of Liverpool or Bayern, but it remains unclear how much a move across the Red Bull network would cost.
For now, Adeyemi is continuing to focus on making his name across Europe.
Before the international break, he matched Arjen Robben’s record of four penalties won in a Champions League campaign. He did so in only two appearances and 110 minutes.
Jota highlights major Liverpool change
In other news, Liverpool forward Diogo Jota has claimed that he feels like he is playing for a different club since fans returned.
The Reds missed their fans at Anfield last season. Indeed, their absence during the coronavirus pandemic last season partly accounted for their six-game losing streak at home.
For his part, Jota enjoyed a fantastic debut season for Liverpool either side of his knee injury.
Now he is scoring goals in front of fans, though, he has said that it feels like he is at a different club.
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