Liverpool have been among the leading protagonists for the signing of Red Bull Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi

The talented 18-year-old has been touted to the Reds, as well as Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig. 

Recently, BILD Sport, as cited by LFC Transfer Room on Twitter, claimed that the German Bundesliga champions are ‘favourites’ to sign Adeyemi. 

Now a fresh report from German outlet SPORT1 has claimed a transfer in 2022 is ‘almost certain’ for the one-cap starlet. 

The same report suggests both Bayern and the Reds would struggle to offer the teenager the regular first-team football required, whilst Erling Haaland’s expected departure could make space at Dortmund. 

This season the versatile attacker, hailed as ‘lightning-fast, has scored 11 and provided two assists in 16 appearances. 

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Given the level of reporting, it would certainly appear that Liverpool are at least interested in the exciting German. 

Once a Bayern Munich academy prospect, stopping the German giants from forging a reunion looks to be a difficult prospect, albeit one the Anfield club must pursue. 

Capable of playing across the frontline, Adeyemi is predominantly a central striker possessing an array of strong attacking attributes. 

Valued at £18million and under contract in Austria until 2024 (Transfermarkt), financially this deal should prove no obstacle, the player may well just need convincing.