After months of talks, Karim Adeyemi’s move from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund is now apparently done. According to consistent media reports, official execution should also be reported in the coming week.
How among other things picture and sports1 report, both clubs are said to have agreed on a change of the 20-year-old national player.
According to picture the Dortmunders pay a transfer fee of around 35 million euros. The sum could be loud due to possible bonus payments sports1 increase to up to 41 million euros in the coming years. Adeyemi, who played for Bayern Munich in his youth between 2009 and 2011 and later found his way to Salzburg via Unterhaching in 2018, would be the most expensive transfer in the Dortmund club’s history.
Adeyemi should sign a five-year contract with the black and yellow until 2027 and receive a gross annual salary of five million euros.
With Adeyemi’s commitment, Dortmund are also preparing for a possible departure from top scorer Erling Haaland. The Norwegian is primarily associated with Manchester City. Salzburg, for their part, signed striker Fernando dos Santos Pedro from Shakhtar Donetsk last week as a potential Adeyemi successor.
Adeyemi is having a strong season in Austria and has 16 goals and three assists in 25 games in the league. He also drew attention to himself in the Champions League with three goals in the group stage and four penalties won.
Karim Adeyemi: Performance data in the 2021/22 season for RB Salzburg