Liverpool have been handed a huge boost in their bid to bring Red Bull Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi to Anfield in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, with the Italian journalist revealing in a recent post on Twitter that the Austrian side have now completed the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian striker Fernando, after reaching an early agreement to sign the 23-year-old from the Ukrainian outfit.
With the latest news from Romano announcing RB Salzburg’s capture of the Brazilian, it opens up Liverpool’s move for Karim Adeyemi.
Following on from his break-out season for Salzburg last year – that saw him conjure up seven goals and nine assists in 29 league appearances – the German has continued his electrifying development this term.
Furthermore, his three goals and two assists over eight Champions League fixtures has seen the youngster emerge as a target for some of Europe’s largest outfits – with Liverpool facing competition for the youngster’s signature from Klopp’s old side Borussia Dortmund.
His game as a forward is well-rounded and, at the tender age of 20, he has done enough to prove his efficiency as a Firmino-type centre-forward – one who can both score and create goals. His 11 assists last season demonstrate this nicely.
However, the German massively outdoes the Brazilian when it comes to goal-creating actions, with his 0.60 GCA per 90 placing him in the elite category for this metric, in comparison to positionally similar players over the last year.
In recent years, Liverpool have been incredibly impressive in the transfer market, and this feels like another deal that could go down as a huge success in the club’s history.