Barcelona to fight for Adeyemi
Spanish juggernauts Barcelona could be set to lock horns with German giants Borussia Dortmund for the services of Karim Adeyemi, according to Sport1’s Patrick Berger.
The German wunderkind is a prime transfer target for the Westfalenstadion outfit, who have already tabled a contract offer of 5-years with an annual financial package amounting to €5million as Die Schwarzgelben close in on a deal that would set the club back €35million for any deal to be completed.
Karim Adeyemi is a hot target for Barça. Xavi is a big fan of the 19yo striker. The Spanish side set to make an offer this week: 5-y-contract, fee €40m. No loan-deal in winter ⛔️! #BVB only able to pay €35m (add ons incl) and lower salary (€5m) – but still favorite… @SPORT1
— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) November 16, 2021
But Barcelona look set to swoop in and try to steal a march on the Ruhr valley club and bring him to Catalunya on a full deal in January that would not include a loan-back clause with current club RB Salzburg as well as being able to offer a higher upfront free as well as a better wage packet for the German prodigy.
New boss Xavi is said to be a huge fan of Adeyemi, who he sees as a potential long-term piece of the puzzle at the Camp Nou as his regime at Barcelona gets underway.
Young core taking shape at the Camp Nou
Past the breakout starlets such as Pedri, Gavi, and formerly Ansu Fati, Barça can boast quite a few players under the age of 23 that are primed for long-term influences in Catalonia.
Of the current first-team squad under Xavi’s command, fourteen players are 23 or younger. Names such as Yusuf Demir, Álex Collado, Riqui Puig, Nico González, Eric García, and Ronald Araújo ring true to this.
Should Barcelona add Karim Adeyemi to their ranks either in January or during the summer window, a new generation of success could be on the horizon for Barcelona’s young guns under a returning prodigal son.