Date published: Friday 12th November 2021 5:52 – Jason Soutar
FC Barcelona have held talks with the agent of reported Liverpool target Karim Adeyemi, according to reports.
Adeyemi has been excellent for Red Bull Salzburg this season. The 19-year-old has scored 15 times in 22 matches, including three strikes in the Champions League.
He has already been capped three times for Germany and has attracted the interest of numerous clubs in Europe.
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Borussia Dortmund – who have an excellent record of developing young players – lead the race for the German’s signature.
However, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Liverpool are also keeping tabs on the striker’s progress.
And according to German outlet Sport1, Adeyemi’s agent was recently in Barcelona to hold talks with the Catalan giants on behalf of his client.
New manager Xavi is reportedly a huge fan of the youngster, who is likely to leave Salzburg next summer.
❗️Update #Adeyemi: #FCBarcelona is highly interested, #Xavi as well. His agent & supporter Schwabl are aware of it. Schwabl has got best contacts in the club. He has also been in Barcelona a few weeks ago for talks. Some teammates in Salzburg except his move to #BVB. @SPORT1 #FCB
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 12, 2021
Elsewhere, Ian Rush has told Newcastle to sign Aaron Ramsey in January, as he believes he would suit new manager Eddie Howe’s playing style.
Ramsey enjoyed 11 years at Arsenal before leaving on a free transfer in 2019, joining Italian giants, Juventus.
The Welsh international has struggled for regular game time in Italy and has been linked with a move back to the Premier League.
Rush, who also spent some time in Italy with Juve, believes Newcastle would be the best fit for the 30-year-old.
Rush said: “At Juventus, they play him in a defensive midfield role, which isn’t getting the best out of him in my opinion.
“If you’re not happy, you’re not likely to produce your best football. He’s trying his best, like a typical Welshman, but it’s always going to be difficult when you’re not playing in your best position.
“Personally, I’d like to see him at Newcastle. He’d improve their squad a lot and even though I’m not fond of January transfers I’d like to see him move in the next window to get his game time up in 2022 ahead of the World Cup, if Wales qualify of course.
“New Newcastle boss Eddie Howe would love a player like Ramsey I reckon.
“At Bournemouth he built a very good attacking team and Ramsey would fit his style down to a tee.”