Adeyemi’s move to BVB gives the regional league club a windfall
As of 10:36 a.m
Karim Adeyemi will replace Erling Haaland at BVB next season. The national player moves from Salzburg to Borussia. A transfer from which Adeyemi’s training club also benefits. The SpVgg Unterhaching collects tens of millions of euros – and it could be even more.
EIt happened in quick succession at BVB. Last Tuesday, the club, as a listed company, issued an ad hoc announcement in which Borussia announced Erling Haaland’s move to Manchester City. Less than an hour later, the social media department tweeted out the Norwegian’s successor. “BVB has signed offensive player Karim Adeyemi. The 20-year-old completed the medical check in Dortmund today and signed a contract that was valid until June 30, 2027 in the late afternoon,” the club tweeted.
Manchester City transfers the fixed transfer fee of 75 million euros to BVB. The Dortmund team immediately reinvested almost half of the money. Adeyemi is said to have cost 30 million euros. But BVB does not pay the full amount to RB Salzburg, where the German international has been playing since 2018.
The move of the fast winger from Austria to the Bundesliga brings a rain of money to a regional league club. Adeyemi played for SpVgg Unterhaching in his youth. In 2018 he switched from the U19s of the Bavarian club to Austria’s series champion for 3.35 million euros, where he finally matured to become a professional.
Unterhaching also earns on the next transfer
Unterhaching’s President Manfred Schwabl only let Adeyemi go on one condition. Unterhaching had a resale clause of 22.5 percent written into the contract. This clause comes into effect four years later and flushes the cash-strapped regional league club over six million into the coffers. In 2020, the Gaming Association has posted a loss of 3.2 million. According to “transfermarkt.de”, the market value of the squad is 3.28 million.
In addition to the six million, the game association still has the option of two performance-related tranches of around one million each. In addition, the club could also participate in transfer proceeds if Adeyemis were resold by BVB to a third party.
But this will probably take some time, the contract of the 15-time national player in Dortmund runs until 2027. “As a little boy, I was fascinated by black and yellow fast-paced football. That’s why it quickly became clear to me that I would like to switch to BVB when I found out about Dortmund’s interest,” said Adeyemi. He also deliberately signed for the long term because he is convinced “that we will be an exciting team that, with the support of the fantastic Dortmund fans, will be able to play and win titles in the medium term.”