• Barcelona’s Sergio Aguero is likely to be out until next year
  • The Catalans are being linked to four formidable strikers, including RB Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi
  • Adeyemi has commented on his future with the Austrian club

After hiring a new manager, Barcelona is now looking to bolster the squad by bringing in new signings.

The Catalans have been struggling to form a solid and complete roster this season.

Though the club managed to secure the services of Camp Nou legend Xavi Hernandez, newcomer Sergio Aguero is likely to be out for “three months” due to some health issues.

As expected, Aguero’s absence will “force” Barcelona's higher-ups “to take advantage” of the January transfer window and make a transfer swoop for potential replacements, Spanish outlet Sport reported.

According to the report, Barca will hope to land a formidable “No. 9” “to accompany Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay” in the attack.

Thus far, Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette, Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and RB Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi are among Barcelona’s “options.”

Among the aforementioned targets, Adeyemi is the youngest and the most coveted name on the list.

However, the report said that Barcelona might have to cross its fingers as RB Salzburg is very likely to cash in on the 19-year-old goal machine, having bagged a whopping total of14 goals in 21 games this season.

The report added that Adeyemi’s value is evidently soaring and the financial situation at Barca makes it “practically impossible” to land the teenager.

Hence, RB Salzburg will not be open to entertaining any “short-term” offers for the prolific striker.

Karim Adeyemi (L) and Florian Wirtz (R) of Germany
Karim Adeyemi (L) and Florian Wirtz (R) of Germany Getty Images | Marvin Ibo Guengoer/GES-Sportfoto

Aside from Barcelona, top La Liga clubs Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are also eyeing to sign Adeyemi.

In fact, negotiations between the two clubs and the player’s representatives have already taken place, according to Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg.

An earlier report also stated that Manchester United could also be tempted to track Adeyemi.

It is said that the Red Devils “might be able to rectify” their mistake in missing out on Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland by bringing in the RB Salzburg forward.

Despite being linked to the biggest clubs in the sport, Adeyemi insists that while he's flattered by it, his “focus” at the moment is on RB Salzburg only.

"I take it easy. I feel honored [by the transfer links], but nothing more," Adeyemi previously told Sky Austria. "I have my focus here at [RB] Salzburg. We play well together. It works perfectly.”

"First of all, I want to progress with Salzburg. Then we'll look further."