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Man Utd chances of signing Leeds man dismissed as player’s stance on potential transfer emerges

Tyler Adams (left) and Crysencio Summerville of Leeds United celebrate at the end of the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool

Manchester United have been told to forget any prospects of luring Tyler Adams from Leeds United in the January transfer window, though their interest in him is genuine, TEAMtalk can reveal.

The American has setttled brilliantly into life at Elland Road following an intial £17m move from RB Leipzig. That deal will rise to just over £20m if bonuses are met, with the player already proving excellent value for money.

Indeed, Adams has been one of the first names on Jesse Marsch’s team-sheet, only missing one game – the home defeat to Fulham – through injury.

And while he was sent off for two bookable offences in his last game, Adams was still named USA captain for the World Cup.

The 23-year-old has impressed both on and off the field, with Gary Lineker and David Moyes among those paying tribute.

However, the form of the defensive midfielder has seen a number of other clubs alerted to his talent. Italian pair Inter Milan and – perhaps more ambitiously – Fiorentina have both been linked with his services.

But the most eye-catching link has come from Manchester United.

The Red Devils remain on the hunt for new additions in January, though midfield is not a priority. However, we can confirm the displays of Adams across the Pennines have caught Erik ten Hag’s eye.

Perhaps more worringly, a report earlier this month suggested the player would be open to a future move away.

Tyler Adams stance on Leeds future revealed

However, we can reveal that Leeds have absolutely no intention of cashing in on Adams in January. The club also feel relaxed over his future, with his deal at Leeds currently running to 2027.

And discussing the player’s future, TEAMtalk’s transfer expert Graeme Bailey claims Adams himself feels more than at home at Leeds.

“I know Leeds fans have been worried about the future of Tyler Adams and that he could be sold in January, but that’s most certainly not in the plans of the club’s hierarchy,” Bailey said.

“Adams has become a key part of Jesse Marsch’s squad since arriving in the summer. And despite his outstanding showing at the World Cup finals, he won’t be going.”

He added: “The player is also very happy at Elland Road and from what I am told he is determined to prove himself in the Premier League with Leeds.”

That stance will be music to Leeds supporters’ ears. Adams has been hugely influential in his midfield partnership with Marc Roca.

Averaging four successful challenges per game, the USMNT star also makes an average of 1.2 interceptions per game.

As a result of his Tottenham dismissal, Adams will have to watch from the sidelines when Leeds return to action against Manchester City on December 28.

That one-game ban will open up a rare opportunity for Adam Forshaw, who is back in business. Darko Gyabi and Mateusz Klich are other options for Marsch.

However, the latter is closing on a move away and already may have played his last game for Leeds.

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