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Barcelona joined by Real Madrid in race for €50 million German prodigy
The race for the signing of RB Salzburg’s German sensation Karim Adeyemi is heating up.
The 19-year-old, who has been on the radars of Barcelona for a while now, has also emerged as a transfer target for their arch-rivals Real Madrid, reports SPORT.
Adeyemi has enjoyed a memorable 2021 so far. Having helped Germany win the U-21 European Championships earlier this year, the 19-year-old made his senior debut for Die Mannschaft as well and scored on his maiden appearance.
At the same time, Adeyemi has been in unstoppable form for RB Salzburg, having produced a return of 15 goals and two assists from 25 matches across all competitions this season. This sort of form for club and country has made the youngster a much-coveted option in the transfer market.
Barcelona have been pursuing the teenage striker for quite some time now, with reports even indicating that the Catalans are ready to make an offer of €40 million for his signing. However, they will now have to contend with competition from eternal rivals Real Madrid, who see the 19-year-old as a cheaper alternative to primary target Erling Haaland.
The Borussia Dortmund star is expected to cost a huge sum of money next year, with Manchester United reportedly willing to shell out €220 million for his signing. This has led to Los Blancos identifying alternatives, with Adeyemi emerging as one.
Apart from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Dortmund, the likes of Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also following Adeyemi.
The 19-year-old Salzburg ace was initially rated at €20 million. But with Dortmund coming in with an offer of €35 million and the increased competition for his signing has seemingly raised his value, with the youngster now set to cost around the €50 million-mark.
With the number of suitors for Adeyemi’s signing growing by the day, Barcelona will have their task cut out to land the German marksman from RB Salzburg.