Meet Karim Adeyemi, Salzburg's Superb Striker

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Andreas Schaad - FC Red Bull Salzburg / Contributor

Borussia Dortmund has had a strong line of strikers over the past decade and now they could be moving on their next superstar talent.

Karim Adeyemi has been quietly building his resume at RB Salzburg over the past several seasons and now he appears close to taking his talents to the Bundesliga.

The 20-year-old goal scorer reportedly will move to Dortmund over the summer and replace Erling Haaland as the club's next No. 9 and the Black and Yellow have every reason to believe Adeyemi can be as productive as his soon-to-be predecessor.

At a time where young strikers are at a premium, including Haaland, Dusan Vlahovic and Jonathan David, Adeyemi has been linked to many top sides across Europe. It's with good reason that Dortmund and Bundesliga fans should be excited for his arrival in 2022.

Here's a closer look at how Adeyemi has shined at Salzburg and what the future could hold for him at Dortmund.

Adeyemi's Journey

Adeyemi was born in Munich, Germany and played at the youth level with Bayern Munich for a few seasons before moving to SpVgg Unterhaching.

The German star was born to parents of Nigerian and Romanian descent, but Adeyemi has already represented Germany at the international level.

Adeyeymi moved to RB Salzburg in 2018 when he signed his first professional contract and the attacker has been incredibly positive as the successor to Erling Haaland when he moved to Dortmund.

With Adeyemi once again expected to follow Haaland's path, there's no reason to think the results can't be replicated.

Dortmund traditionally boosts young talent to the next level before players have the chance to succeed at some of the biggest clubs in the world. Adeyemi shouldn't be any different.

Style of Play

Adeyemi is a versatile striker and often doesn't just play centrally because of how good he is with the ball at his feet.

The German drifts wide on occasions and is very capable of taking on defenders when he's in possession. Adeyemi is a natural finisher though and has 14 goals for Salzburg in the league this season.

Although he doesn't have the same body frame as Haaland, Adeyemi is very creative with how he positions himself and he's also very intelligent with his off-ball runs.

What the Future Holds

Adeyemi has really increased his visibility over the past year with performances for his club in both domestic competitions and the UEFA Champions League.

With his pending move to Dortmund, that recognition will only increase and that should bode very well for his national team career with Germany.

The Germans have been seeking a consistent No. 9 up front for some time since Miroslav Klose retired and now Adeyemi might have the chance to fill that void as early as 2022 when the World Cup heads to Qatar.

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