Slowly but surely, Borussia Dortmund is coming to terms with the departure of Erling Haaland in the summer. The search for a new attacker is said to be in full swing at BVB. With Karim Adeyemi from RB Salzburg, the right successor has probably already been found.
In poker around Karim Adeyemi, who made his debut in the German national soccer team in September 2021, BVB is “in clear pole position”. This is reported by the “kicker”.
Accordingly, everything indicates that after the season Adeyemi will take the same path that Haaland chose in January 2020. The Norwegian also laced his shoes for RB Salzburg before his engagement in the Ruhr area.
Despite this similarity, it is also clear that BVB would not sign a one-to-one replacement for Haaland with Adeyemi. Although both attackers are lightning fast and have a good finish, Haaland embodies the classic target player in the center of the attack, who is fed with passes by the men behind him.
Adeyemi, on the other hand, is much more active on the pitch, likes to switch to the wings and looks for a direct duel with the defenders. The “kicker” therefore assumes that a system change would also go hand in hand with Adeyemi’s commitment.
No deadline for BVB
The “Ruhr news“reaffirm that BVB has very good chances of a deal. The newspaper claims to have learned that Adeyemi can “very well imagine” a move to the black and yellow. The 20-year-old is said to be particularly interested in the prospect of match practice. The general conditions have already been discussed, it is said.
The biggest hurdle on the way to an official announcement is likely to be the transfer fee. According to the report, this will be between 25 and 40 million euros plus possible bonus payments. Negotiations are currently underway to find a common denominator. According to the “Ruhr Nachrichten”, there is no “deadline” from Salzburg.
Should there still be a surprise and Haaland add another season to BVB, the transfer would still take place, it is said. Adeyemi is then conceivable alongside Haaland.