Leeds have opened talks with RB Leipzig over a potential £12m move for American midfielder Tyler Adams… but they could face competition for the star midfielder from Premier League rivals Everton
- Leeds have begun talks over a £12m move for RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams
- The two sides have been in contact for a while over a deal for the American star
- Leeds await the outcome of Raphinha’s move to either Chelsea or Barcelona
- The American has drawn interest from Premier League rivals, including Everton
Leeds United have opened talks over a £12million deal for RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams.
Leeds have been discussing a potential loan for the USA international though there is also interest from other Premier League sides including Everton.
An offer is expected to go in over the next 24 hours as director of football Victor Orta accelerates transfer business in light of Kalvin Phillips’ departure to Manchester City.
Leeds have been in conversation with RB Leipzig over a £12m move for American Tyler Adams
The Yorkshire side are still waiting to conclude Raphinha’s sale to either Barcelona or to Chelsea, with whom Leeds have agreed a £55m deal plus bonuses.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has claimed Raphinha wants a move to the Nou Camp.
Laporta, speaking at a tribute to club legend Johan Cruyff, confirmed Barca’s interest in Raphinha and indicated the player would prefer to play for them rather than Chelsea.
Chelsea are being made to wait to find out if they £55m bid for Raphinha will be enough
‘We have spoken with Leeds. We know the player would also like to come to Barca, but there are also other clubs,’ he said.
Adams has drawn interest from several clubs
Leeds also want Bruges’ highly-rated attacking midfielder Charles de Ketelaere.
They have already brought in Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen from Red Bull Salzburg this summer and hope to capitalise on their good relationship with Salzburg’s sister club Leipzig to bring in Adams.
Adams has 30 caps for USA and is keen to play more regularly after drifting out of Leipzig’s starting side.
Leeds also admire Salzburg midfielder Mo Camara and striker Junior Adamu, who coach Jesse Marsch is well aware of.
QPR and Hull City made enquiries for Leed’s forward Tyler Roberts last week and Leeds may now be willing to let him out on loan with view to a permanent deal next summer.