Barcelona did not sign Karim Adeyemi in 2019

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Barcelona have failed in their attempt to lure Karim Adeyemi, who is also a target for Liverpool at the moment, to Camp Nou in 2019.

According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are currently on Karim Adeyemi’s footsteps for a future move. However, the Blaugrana have tried to sign the Red Bull Salzburg forward once in 2019 while at the moment Liverpool are also giving them company.

Karim Adeyemi is a rising star, having made a quick impression since returning to Red Bull Salzburg after leaving FC Liefering last year. The 19-year-old has been particularly impressive at the start of 2021/22, scoring seven goals and providing two assists in 11 outings so far.

His progress has also been noticed internationally, with Adeyemi recently making his debut for the German national team, scoring on his debut against Armenia. Suffice it to say he did enough to get the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Barcelona and Liverpool keen to sign him.

Liverpool’s interest makes sense, given that Roberto Firmino’s production has been quite questioned lately. Additionally, it’s also important to note that the premier attacking trio are reaching the end of each of their peak years, meaning Adeyemi’s signing could facilitate a smooth transition in the years to come.

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As a result, it is hardly surprising that there are claims that Liverpool are set to start talks on a move in January. Barcelona, ​​on the other hand, already have two attackers approaching the final phase of their careers, with Sergio Aguero and Luuk de Jong well past their prime.

Moreover, Martin Braithwaite is set to be landed by Barcelona next summer, which means that one or two places could open up in Barcelona’s attacking unit. This niche can potentially be filled by Adeyemi, who could then become the long-term solution as Barcelona central striker.

Read also: Liverpool summer transfer window verdict 2021/22

However, it now turns out that Barcelona have been following the Germany international for more than two years now, having tried to sign him in 2019. That decision did not materialize at the time, but it remains to be seen if Barcelona may win the race to sign Adeyemi in the windows ahead, or if Liverpool or another contender ends up chasing him instead.


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