Barcelona face fight to snap up Karim Adeyemi from Salzburg

Barcelona are keen on signing Red Bull Salzburg youngster Karim Adeyemi but have a tough battle on their hands to do so.

The 17-year-old is a German underage international, who is highly regarded both in his homeland and in Austria.

According to Mundo Deportivo in a report that was confirmed in both those countries, the Blaugrana are indeed eager to sign Adeyemi.

He has apparently been requested specifically by the club’s academy director Patrick Kluivert.

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The Dutchman has made it clear to both Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes that it would be a signing well worth making for the Spanish champions.

However, the story also states that they are unsure on whether they will make a move this winter or wait until the summer transfer window opens.

But the Salzburg side are not so willing and ready to relinquish a prize asset who they paid €3m for in 2018.

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Indications from Austria are that they will make life very difficult for Barça in their bid to add youthful talent to their attacking ranks.

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