Borussia Dortmund have signed attacking player Karim Adeyemi from Austrian champions RB Salzburg. The 20-year-old completed his medical in Dortmund today and signed a contract this afternoon which will keep him at the club until 30 June 2027.
"Karim Adeyemi is a highly talented, young German international who through his strong finishing and incredible pace will make a valuable addition to our attacking play," says BVB sporting director Michael Zorc. "After the transfers of Niklas Süle and Nico Schlotterbeck, we are getting another very exciting player for next season with Karim Adeyemi. What is more, he is someone who has a strong affinity for BVB, who supported the Black & Yellows as a youngster and who decided to sign for Borussia Dortmund amidst several offers from Europe's top leagues. His speed and goal-scoring ability are impressive, and although Karim, at just 20 years old, is already at a very advanced stage in his development as a footballer and athlete, we still see enormous potential for more," said Sebastian Kehl, who will serve as BVB's sporting director from the coming season onward.
Adeyemi, an U21 European Championship winner in 2021, is currently the leading scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga with 19 goals. During his four years in Salzburg, he has won six trophies (three league titles and three cups). In the current season, Adeyemi has made a total of 35 appearances (22 goals/six assists) for Salzburg in the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League. On 5 September 2021, he made his senior debut for Germany in a World Cup qualifier against Armenia and scored his first international goal.
Karim Adeyemi emphasises: “As a young boy I was fascinated by the Black & Yellows’ fast-paced football. That’s why, as soon as I heard Dortmund were interested in me, I knew I wanted to sign with BVB. I made the conscious decision to sign a long-term deal because I’m convinced that we’re going to form an exciting team, that with the support of the amazing fans in Dortmund will be able to compete for and win titles in the years to come.’’