RB Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi explains why he rejected Chelsea move

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Karim Adeyemi has revealed why he turned down the chance to join Chelsea in 2018 and opt for a move to Austrian giants RB Salzburg instead.

Chelsea invited Adeyemi and his family to the Cobham Training Centre but despite Chelsea’s interest, he left Bayern Munich for RB Salzburg.

Explaining why he shunned a move to Chelsea, Adeyemi told Goal: “I decided to continue playing at Unterhaching because I felt very comfortable. A move to Chelsea would not have been a sensible step at the time.

“Of course I am happy when such clubs signal interest, but I just wanted to play football. My team-mates were always behind me.

“Of course it is a bit uncomfortable when the other players ask: ‘Is it true that club X is interested?’

“I was often asked about it at school. I didn’t really want to talk about that.”

Adeyemi is currently on loan at Austrian second-tier side FC Liefering, where he boasts an impressive tally of 15 goals and 12 assists in 34 appearances.

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