Meet Karim Adeyemi, Nigerian-born striker who replaced Haaland at Borussia Dortmund | Dailytrust

Meet Karim Adeyemi, Nigerian-born striker who replaced Haaland at Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday signed Nigerian-born Germany striker, Karim Adeyemi, on a five-year contract from Austrian champions, RB Salzburg.

The announcement from the Bundesliga runners-up came around an hour after the news that they had reached an agreement with Manchester City to sell striker, Erling Haaland, to the English champions.

Here are a few things to should know about the striker who will follow in the step of Robert Lewandowski and Haaland to lead the line for the German giants.

  • Karim-David Adeyemi was born on 18 January 2002 in Munich, Germany, to a Nigerian father and a Romanian mother.


  • He has represented Germany’s under-16s, under-17s and under-21s and helped the country to win the under-21 Euros last year.


  • He made his debut for the German senior team in a 6–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification win over Armenia on 5 September 2021, coming on as a late substitute and scoring his side’s sixth goal in the first minute of second-half injury time.


  • Adeyemi played as a youth for TSV Forstenried, and at the age of eight, then joined the local Bundesliga side FC Bayern München in 2010.


  • Due to an impasse in negotiating his continued stay at the club, there was a dispute and Adeyemi eventually had to leave the club, which meant that he joined SpVgg Unterhaching in 2012.


  • Prior to the 2018–19 season, Adeyemi was signed by Austrian club FC Red Bull Salzburg where he penned down a three-year contract.


  • On 10 May 2022, Adeyemi was announced to have joined Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on a deal until the summer of 2027. Adeyemi is the third big signing for Borussia Dortmund who finally wants to challenge Bayern Munich again for the title.


  • Adeyemi arrives from Salzburg where he won three Austrian league and Cup titles each during a four-year spell. He has scored 22 goals in all competitions this season.

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