Bayern Munich priced out of move for Karim Adeyemi

Bayern Munich have been reportedly priced out from a move for RB Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich have been reportedly priced out from a move for RB Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images) /

The last few months in Germany have seen constant transfer speculation surrounding Red Bull Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi. His good performances for club and country have attracted interest from top European clubs. Bayern Munich has also shown interest in the young German forward, but it does look like they have balked at the overall financial package to sign him.

According to Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg, Die Roten believe that Adeyemi will prove to be an expensive signing that they cannot afford right now. The German media outlet mentions that pandemic has made sure that Bayern deems Adeyemi expensive as Salzburg will demand somewhere between €30-40 million, while the player wages will be €5 million/year.

Previously, it was reported in Germany that Die Roten was losing ground in the race to sign the young forward. Borussia Dortmund has emerged as favourites to sign him as his representatives continue to hold talks with various top clubs in Europe to assess the best project for him.

Plettenberg also insists that Die Roten believes that there is no urgent need to strengthen the attack by signing Adeyemi. This does sound strange, as the club has already reached an impasse in talks with Kingsley Coman for a contract renewal. As things stand, there is a good possibility that the French winger leaves Bavaria at the end of the current campaign. In such a scenario, getting a player like Adeyemi would have been helpful.

Losing out Adeyemi to one of the Bundesliga will be a bitter pill to swallow for Die Roten. During the summer window, it was reported that the Bavarian club is looking to strengthen the German core of the squad in the next few windows. Adeyemi fits this profile perfectly since he has the potential to become a great player for club and country.

From Adeyemi’s perspective, a move to Borussia Dortmund would serve him well in the long run. He will get much more playing time at Dortmund despite the possibility of replacing Coman in the Die Roten squad.

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Nevertheless, Bayern will need a wide player next summer unless there is a breakthrough in contract negotiations with Coman. Ajax’s Antony could become an option for the club since he has been heavily linked with a move to Bavaria since the start of the season.

Another takeaway from Plettenberg’s info is that the transfer budget for next summer could be very tight. The club should actively try to seal permanent transfers for fringe players to make way for new additions.