Manfred Schwabl, who saw the breakthrough in teenage talent in his books at SpVgg Unterhaching, expects a deal at some point
Karim Adeyemi has been linked to leading teams across Europe, from Liverpool to Bayern Munich, and his former chairman of SpVgg Unterhaching believes the highly rated teenager will end up in the Premier League.
The only 19-year-old promising striker would like to follow in Erling Haaland’s footsteps while his share rises in the books of the Austrian team Red Bull Salzburg.
A return to his native Germany could be made by a man who opened his account for international goals during the final World Cup qualifying round, but Manfred Schwabl believes Adeyemi’s career path will eventually lead to England.
What was said
Schwabl, who saw Adeyemi’s potential released over six years in the youth of SpVgg Unterhaching, told Sport1 a hot prospect: “German football would be well advised to bring it back.
“(But) when he returns to Germany, that would only be an intermediate step. In the long run he’s a player for England.
“He’s quick and ready for one-on-one battles. You saw that against Armenia [in the World Cup qualifiers].
“He will score goals. England will be his home in the long run.”
Why is Adeyemi in demand?
Adeyemi moved to Salzburg in 2018, but was immediately loaned to the feeder FC Liefering.
There positive steps were taken that enabled him to be accepted back into his home club, as a suitable successor for the Haaland, who was tied to Borussia Dortmund, was being sought.
Adeyemi is not made of the same stuff as the productive Norwegian in that he is smaller and not as powerful, but his obvious qualities are noticed.
He has scored 17 goals in 59 competitive games for Salzburg, including seven in nine appearances this season as he breaks out of the blocks and penetrates the minds of spending teams looking for a long-term option for their respective attacking units.