Nigeria Adeyemi most-coveted breakthrough players in Europe,  The starlet that Real Madrid and Atletico have on their radar

Karim Adeyemi has become one of the most-coveted breakthrough players in Europe following his performances with Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League so far this season.

Several European powerhouses such as Barcelona, Chelsea and Liverpool, have been following his progress for years, while the 19-year-old striker has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich a month ago.

However, there are reportedly more suitors who would be interested in signing the youngster, as Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg has reported that Adeyemi‘s agent met with representatives of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in the Spanish capital.

Adeyemi, whose agent also had a meeting with AC Milan, has scored 10 goals in 12 games in the Austrian Bundesliga this season, with finishing being one of his finest virtues.

The prodigious striker has produced 32 efforts, 25 of which were on target, which translates to a 78.12 percent success rate.

Of the 13 goals he has scored in the Champions League and the domestic league, five helped his team to open the scoring.

After offering him playing time with their reserves, Salzburg promoted the youngster to the first team, where his performances last season were remarkable.

Mapa de tiros de Adeyemi en la Bundesliga austriaca 21-22
Mapa de tiros de Adeyemi en la Bundesliga austriaca 21-22SCOUTANALYST

His emergence onto the scene this year was a result of a slight change in his positioning on the pitch, as he has left the central zone to drop to the wings, especially on the left-hand side, from where he is creating more danger in front of the opponents’ goal than last year.

Another virtue that has to be highlighted is his acceleration as he can run 30 metres in just 3.78 seconds, which helps him break away from defenders. 

Mapa de calor de Adeyemi
Mapa de calor de AdeyemiWYSCOUT

Would Adeyemi adapt to LaLiga?

To answer this question, we made use of Smarterscout, a platform that provides services in scouting tasks and that evaluates a player’s performance, their style of play and their skill levels compared to the players of his own position and in the context of a specific league.

His ability to dribble past opponents and his finishing, along with his ability to win duels and recover the ball could see him stand out in LaLiga Santander despite needing to improve his passing skills and his physicality.

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