Leeds and Everton battling for £17m Bundesliga star who is ‘on the verge of leaving’

Leeds target Tyler Adams celebrates Credit: PA Images

Leeds United and Everton are battling to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams this summer, according to reports in Germany.

The United States international moved to Leipzig in 2019 from Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls with Adams impressing during his four seasons in Germany.

He scored two goals in 103 appearances from central midfield, with Adams starting 12 of his 24 Bundesliga appearances last season as Leipzig finished fourth and qualified for the Champions League.

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The 23-year-old has played 30 times for the United States internationally and he has plenty of time to show his potential with Premier League sides Leeds and Everton eyeing him as they look to strengthen their rows in the middle of the field.

And now German newspaper Image (Going through sports witness) claim Leipzig are offering entertaining offers, with the Bundesliga side wanting €15-20m (£13-17m) for the American.

The report adds that Leeds and Everton have a good chance of signing Adams with the player ‘on the verge of leaving’ as Leipzig plan to reduce their squad of players.

Both Leeds and Everton are ‘hot’ for Adams and a transfer could ‘happen very quickly’ but there has been no mention of any concrete offers so far.

Adams could replace Kalvin Phillips, who is set to join Manchester City from Leeds this summer in a deal worth £50m.

Meanwhile, ex-Premier League striker Chris Sutton fears for Leeds next season unless they secure their recruitment spot with Raphinha also set to leave for Barcelona.

“What about Kalvin Phillips from Leeds to Manchester City, where does that leave Leeds?” Sutton asked BBC Radio 5 Sport Live.

“Their two best players seem to be absent. Jesse Marsch came in and he guarded them. But it’s not pretty.

Sutton added: “They’re going to have to do some recruiting themselves, Leeds.

“It was a legitimate criticism (the fact that Leeds are not strengthening the squad). Bielsa liked working with a small and thin team. They got away with it last season.

“But if you’re a Leeds fan, you think ‘damn, our two star men are gone. How are we going to stay in the Premier League next season?’

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