Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi

Borussia Dortmund confirm the signing of striker Karim Adeyemi in a blow to Manchester United


Borussia Dortmund confirm the signing of Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi in a blow to Manchester United – on the same day Dortmund striker Erling Haaland moved to Manchester City

  • Red Bull Salzburg star Karim Adeyemi has completed his move to Borussia Dortmund
  • According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the fee is £32.5m plus add-ons
  • German international striker Adeyemi, 20, joins Dortmund on a five-year deal
  • Manchester United ‘made an unsuccessful late attempt to sign the wonderkid’
  • The news comes on the same day Dortmund’s Erling Haaland moved to Man City

Borussia Dortmund have announced the arrival of Karim Adeyemi, the same day striker Erling Haaland joined Manchester City.

City on Tuesday confirmed the signing of Haaland from Dortmund for just £51m, £12m below his release clause, on a bumper five-year, £385,000-a-week deal.

And the German side have already settled on his replacement, with Red Bull Salzburg striker Adeyemi joining on a five-year deal.

According to the football journalist fabrice romanothe fee for the 20-year-old wonderkid is around £32.5million.

Manchester United have reportedly made a last-ditch attempt to sign Adeyemi, but he rejected their £150,000-a-week contract offer, according to reports in Germany.

The news then comes as a double whammy for United, who not only missed out on a promising young talent, but also saw their bitter rivals sign one of the most coveted players in world football.

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi

The news comes on the same day Manchester City signed Erling Haaland from Dortmund

The news comes on the same day Manchester City signed Erling Haaland from Dortmund

He said on the move: “As a little boy I was fascinated by fast paced black and yellow football. That’s why I quickly realized that I would like to move to BVB when I found out about Dortmund’s interest.

“I deliberately signed for the long term because I am convinced that we will be an exciting team which, with the support of the fantastic Dortmund fans, can play and win titles in the medium term.”

In a tweet announcing his signing, Dortmund posted: “It’s Karim Adeyemi – He’s fast – He’s home”, along with a signature emoji and a clip collecting several films with characters saying “he’s fast”.

The former Bayern Munich academy product enjoyed a breakthrough season with the Austrian side where Haaland also made a name for himself, scoring 23 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions and earning himself a call-up to Germany.

Adeyemi enjoyed a breakthrough season, scoring 23 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions

Adeyemi enjoyed a breakthrough season, scoring 23 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions

Norwegian star Haaland also made a name for himself at the Austrian side before joining Dortmund

Norwegian star Haaland also made a name for himself at the Austrian side before joining Dortmund

Adeyemi has since won three caps for Hansi Flick’s side, scoring on his debut in a 6-0 World Cup qualifier win over Armenia.

He then tweeted: ‘Hello @BlackYellow fans, it’s official. I come next season to play football and score goals”.

Dortmund chief Sebastian Kehl added: “After the transfers of Niklas Sule and Nico Schlotterbeck, we have another very exciting player in Karim Adeyemi for the coming season.”

“By the way, someone who has a strong affinity with BVB, whose heart already beat for black and yellow as a youngster and who rejected many offers from Europe’s top leagues in order to play for Borussia Dortmund.

The news is a blow to Manchester United and their new manager Erik ten Hag (right), who reportedly tried unsuccessfully to hijack Adeyemi's transfer to the German side.

The news is a blow to Manchester United and their new manager Erik ten Hag (right), who reportedly tried unsuccessfully to hijack Adeyemi’s transfer to the German side.

“His speed and goalscoring threat are impressive, and although Karim is already far behind in terms of football and athletics at just 20, we see huge development potential in him.”

And Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund wished Adeyemi good luck in his future career. He said: “I still remember very clearly when Karim came to see us. He was a funny, polite young man with enormous talent.

“As a player, he then evolved enormously in four years with us and experienced extraordinary things with us. As a guy, however, Karim remained the same.

“His nature hasn’t changed much to this day and he’s still the same down-to-earth good guy who’s hugely popular everywhere. A great person and footballer is leaving us, and we wish him all the best and success in his future career.

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