Karim Adeyemi is quickly attracting interest with his latest performances. Adeyemi is the top scorer of the Austrian Bundesliga and has had a stellar debut for the German national team. Clubs are already lining up for his signature, and he just might end up in Bayern Munich — again!
Or maybe not.
This news got twisted pretty quickly, but we’ve followed the chain of events.
As Adeyemi’s profile has grown, so has the nonsense surrounding a potential transfer. A “report” out of Spain contained some odd comments from the player and now those have been refuted by his club.
Here is what Marca allegedly reported (as captured by Tz):
“If they would make me an offer, I would choose to go down that path. I want to show them what I can do, who I am, and that it was a mistake to let me go. That motivates me!”
Red Bull Salzburg, however, denied the report is legitimate per Tz journalist Philipp Kessler:
Info-Tweet: Karim #Adeyemi hat die aktuell kursierenden Aussagen bzgl. einer #FCBayern-Rückkehr aus der #Marca oder sonst einem Medium so nie getätigt. Das wurde mir eben auf Nachfrage von @RedBullSalzburg mitgeteilt. #RBSalzburg— Philipp Kessler (@kessler_philipp) September 16, 2021
Info tweet: The statements currently circulating regarding a #FCBayern return for Karim #Adeyemi from the #Marca or any other medium were never made. This was just confirmed to me when informed by @RedBullSalzburg. #RBSalzburg
It was made clear, however, by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia that Adeyemi did make similar statements to what Marca reported — over a year ago to Transfermarkt:
Karim Adeyemi (Salzburg striker & former Bayern youth): "I don't hold grudges against Bayern. We just decided for that step back then. If Bayern makes an offer that fits me & I feel comfortable with it, I would choose that route. It depends on how the offer would look like" [TM] pic.twitter.com/FiDl8pGIC4— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 24, 2020
It appears that Marca (or someone attributing the quotes to Marca), just recycled an old quote to make it relevant.
Whatever the case, if Adeyemi does want to return to Bayern, other matters make this deal difficult to happen per Tz. The first thing is that his contract at RB Salzburg runs until 2024. The second thing is that, reportedly, he has a release clause of €30 million. So, other clubs might try to snatch him if they act fast, as Bayern would probably be reluctant to spend big soon.