Borussia Dortmund shrugged off competition from Manchester United to secure the signature of one of Germany’s biggest attacking talents in Karim Adeyemi. The Red Bull Salzburg gunman sees a move to Germany as one that helps his development more than a move to the Premier League. He would follow the footstep of his predecessor in Erling Haaland and coincidentally replace the Norwegian at the Signal Iduna Park. Haaland was also signed from Salzburg in 2020 for around €20 million.
Dortmund has been the breeding ground for some of the world’s biggest stars, and according to Fabrizio Romano, Karim is set to join their ranks in a deal worth €38 million. Adeyemi’s camp had agreed personal terms with Dortmund months ago, but both teams were yet to agree on the transfer fee. The German outfit seems to have learned their lessons from Haaland’s deal, as they would lose him to Manchester City because of a release clause inserted in his contract, and as such, Karim’s contract would not include one.
Adeyemi has enjoyed his time in Austria’s top flight. He has been a first-team regular since he was 18. Since making his debut, he has featured for the Austrian giants 64 times and scored 25 goals. He only started 34 times of his 64 appearances. This season, the 20-year-old has enjoyed a prolific campaign. He featured in 26 matches, scoring 17 goals and providing three assists.Adeyemi is one of the most highly-rated young players in world football. He would serve as a great addition for Dortmund and as a replacement for Haaland.
Hopefully, he can show that he’s on par with the Norwegian in terms of talent and goal-scoring ability and make a big impact in his first season in Germany. Karim is Borussia Dortmund’s third signing of the summer transfer window. It shows their intent to end Bayern’s Bundesliga dominance, but whether or not they can pull it off remains to be seen. The signings of Niklas Sule, and Nico Schlotterbeck, have already been announced by the club. And soon, the arrival of the talented striker from Salzburg will also be made official.