Barcelona eye RB Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi

Barcelona are prepared to splash out €8m to sign Germany Under-17 international striker Karim Adeyemi, report El Mundo Deportivo.

The 17-year-old joined Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2018 and is currently playing for their feeder club FC Liefering in the second tier of Austrian football.

He has netted 11 league goals for the club and has also starred in the UEFA Youth League for Salzburg, netting against both Liverpool and Genk.

Adeyemi has also been prolific at youth international level for Germany – he impressed for Die Mannshaft’s Under-16 team and then netted three goals in seven caps for the Under-17 side.

He is said by the report to be the ‘bet’ of Barcelona director of youth football Patrick Kluivert and they are said to view his potential to being similar to that of 16-year-old rising star Ansu Fati.

Adeyemi – who has a a Nigerian father and Romanian mother – began his youth career at Bayern Munich and went on to spend six years at SpVgg Unterhaching.

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