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Report: Liverpool in battle to sign Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyami

The transfer window may have recently closed but that doesn’t mean the transfer rumour mill grinds to a halt.

 

As has been discussed frequently, Liverpool were one of the quieter Premier League clubs in the summer, only signing central defender Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for around £35 mill.

 

While the Reds have a squad full of quality, one question mark lies in the position of the back up striker. Much like spinning the wheel at paras nettikasino, this represents a gamble by Jurgen Klopp.

 

It was a role that Divock Origi made his own, with his exploits in the lead-up to Liverpool claiming their sixth European Cup going down in club folklore.

 

Origi is a tough position because unless there is an injury, he is highly unlikely to get regular starts. Nevertheless when given the opportunity, the Belgian has failed to build on that form from two years ago and has basically become a peripheral figure in the squad, but is seemingly more than happy to stay.

 

The financial difficulties of Liverpool due to the Covid pandemic have been well documented, but the Mirror reports that there could be an affordable option on the horizon.

 

Red Bull Salzburg have been one of the great developers of attacking talent in the last few years with the likes of Erling Haaland Takumi Minamino and Patson Daka to name three.

 

The next name off the conveyor belt is likely to be Karim Adeyami.

 

The Mirror (per Bild) reports that Liverpool are right in the mix to sign the German youngster who has already scored six league goals for Salzburg in as many games to start the season along with one in the Champions League qualifiers.

 

Bild speculates that he is currently worth around £17 million with Bayern Munich and Barcelona also said to be interested.

 

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The 19 year-old German who scored seven league goals and produced 11 assists last campaign, spent part of his youth career at Bayern, but honed his craft at fourth division outfit SpVgg Unterhaching.

 

The rise of Adeyami culminated recently when he won his first international cap for Germany in their World Cup qualifier against Armenia, which he topped off with a goal.

 

Former Unterhaching president Manfred Schwabl discussed the rise of Adeyami.

 

“When he was 16, some clubs from England wanted to sign him. For example, some scouts from Chelsea came, but I don't know if that would have worked out.

 

“The move to Salzburg was exactly right because it's not too far away from his home in Munich. The closeness to his family is very important. He has a very good and stable environment.

 

“You should never take two steps at once. Salzburg is a good station for him, but also a club that doesn't put any obstacles in the way of young players with suitable offers.

 

"If he continues like this, I would say it will be interesting from the spring."

 

Schwabl rightly had a sense of pride seeing Adeyami earning his first senior international cap but offered some words of wisdom.

 

“It was a goosebump moment to see the boy play in the Germany jersey.

 

“His development lately is like a little fairy tale. We are very proud of Karim as a club. 

 

“The goal was of course the crowning glory. I congratulated him afterwards, but also said: 'Stay on the ground, boy!' That is so important. He is only at the beginning of his career."

 

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The scouting report on Adeyami who is in his third season at Salzberg says that  “he is not the guy you whip in crosses for, that’s where he differs from his striking predecessors at RB Salzburg, he looks and plays more like a midfielder. 

 

“Adeyemi’s dynamism is an invaluable asset that always keeps him one step ahead of the opposition, highly spontaneous and unpredictable. Sometimes he plays on the shoulder of the defenders and requests for passes to be played into the space for him to run into like Jamie Vardy would.

 

“With all that said, Karim still needs to work on his decision-making and his vision, he sometimes gets tunnel-vision and ignores everyone else when going on those long runs with the ball.”

 

For all those talent watches, Adeyami is certainly one to keep tabs on throughout this season.


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Our direct signings and proxy signings from Red Bull teams have hardly been a success. Sadio Mane is the stand out with RB Salzburg as a previous club so far,but we have Southampton to thank for this. I obviously hope Keita still comes good (yes really I do!) and Konate does well but we just haven't had the success through this franchising thing that we hoped for,yet. 

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No more Red Bulls. Those bastards see us coming a mile off with their 'bargain' buy out clauses. Like the Mac & Dennis Buy A Timeshare episode of It's Always Sunny. We got got!

 

Red Bull gives you Mings. 

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On 09/09/2021 at 14:05, Barrington Womble said:

sounds like someone we would get linked to till it turns out he's another of those the munich just seem to pick up without any competition. 

Yep.  It sounds like his family is in Munich, so this is obviously done and dusted.  Just an excuse for our scouts to blag a trip to Salzberg and have a fap in a nice hotel shower. 

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Battling? Is that the new aggressively monitoring then fuck all happening. Supposed to build on the money success brings not do nothing and fall behind again. This season we are well behind utd, City and Chelsea now. Same old shit they improved and we stand still. If mo gets injured we'll be rightly fucked. 

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Looks like he could be the next Divock Origi so I'm willing to smash FSG's transfer record to buy this lad. I'd be willing to smash John Henry's wife too but that has nothing to do with this transfer rumour.

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2 hours ago, Josef Svejk said:

Missed a penalty, did he not? 

Yep - Put it wide. He scuffed his effort a little and dragged it wide of the keeper's left-hand post. Bounou probably saves it if it had been on target anyway.

2 hours ago, Razoray said:

I read he was fouled for their first 2 pens. 

He was fouled for all 3 of the penalties Salzburg were given. Took the first penalty himself and put it wide. Wanted to take the second after being pushed over by Navas, but had the ball taken away from him by the eventual scorer, and fellow teenager Luka Sučić. Sučić would then strike the post with the next penalty after Adeyemi had been brought down by the Sevilla keeper, Bounou.

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