According to Sky Sports, Borussia Dortmund have signed a deal with RB Salzburg for the transfer of German striker Karim Ademi. The 20-year-old international, Erling Haaland’s designated successor, is expected to cost 30 million euros and commit for five years.
RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund: Karim Ademi should soon follow in Erling Haaland’s footsteps again. According to several media, including Sky Sports, the 20-year-old German striker will wear the colors of the Ruhr club next season.
There is an agreement between all the sides and all that is missing is the signature of the player, who has scored 20 times in 39 matches played this season. Borussia Dortmund are ready to put 30 million euros on the table to bring a player under contract until 2024. The deal could go up to $36 million with additional bonuses.
Karim Adeyemi must commit to five seasons, with a lease of up to €6.5 million per year. “He is one of the fastest, he knows how to score, he has instinct”, told him in recent months of Salzburg’s sporting director, Christoph Freund. Capable of running 20 meters in 3.6 seconds, the striker says he is a fan of Kylian Mbappe’s style or the game of Serge Gnabry or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Salzburg have already signed a replacement
Specially trained in his hometown Bayern Munich, Karim Adeyemi went to Austria to start his career. The SpVgg Unterhaching club sold him in the summer of 2018 for 3 million euros. So he will seek out the Bundesliga, a new championship that a German international became last September.
For its part, Red Bull Salzburg has already found a replacement for its youngster. Brazilian striker Fernando dos Santos Pedro was recruited for 6 million euros, playing at Shakhtar Donetsk since 2018. But the 23-year-old was released because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He signed up until 2027.
For Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland’s successor is therefore found. The Norwegian striker’s contract, coveted by the biggest European clubs, has a departure clause that could be activated this summer. The Yellow and Black direction will now be able to fully devote itself to selling its singularity.