Red Bull Salzburg starlet Karim Adeyemi says he wants to play for a club that can win the Champions League, and has revealed why he rejected Chelsea in the past.
We invited Adeyemi to their Cobham training base in 2018 while he was playing for German side SpVgg Unterhaching, but he opted instead to leave his home country for the promise of first-team football in Austria.
And over the past few months, he has been making such an impact in the game, that the club , along with the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich have started showing a real interest in the young man, and he has opened the door to a possible transfer move
“First of all, it is important to me that I play regularly.” Adeyemi told Sport1. “My focus is currently on the Austrian league. I am very happy that I have so much time here. I am fully focused on the task in Salzburg.
“I’m very happy that I can play here in Salzburg and that I get my minutes on a regular basis. Every moment on the pitch is precious.
“I want to play in a club where I feel comfortable. Of course I dream of a Champions League win. It would be great to play for a club that regularly competes to win the Champions League.
“But that’s not what I have in mind right now. For me it is important that I develop myself further in Salzburg.”
“It’s not that difficult to stay on the grounded,” he said. “I haven’t achieved anything yet, even though I’m now playing in the first division in Austria.
“But I find it quite normal that I do not answer. My parents and family support me a lot in this. My old club, Unterhaching, taught me that too. But even at Salzburg we players are kept on the ground. There is also no reason why I should rise above other people. Everybody is equal.”