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Farke boosted as £35m-rated midfielder drops Leeds hint; former star returns to club on trial

Daniel Farke is the Leeds United manager

Daniel Farke is the Leeds United manager

Tyler Adams has dropped a major hint he is ready to stick around at Leeds United and help the club in their quest to return to the Premier League.

The Whites failed to put up much of a fight as the club suffered relegation from the Premier League after just three seasons in May. Changing their managers three times in the season illustrated a club both in disarray and one without much of a direction.

They finished the season with reknown firefighter Sam Allardyce at the helm. But he was powerless to prevent their demise, taking just one point from the 12 he had available.

As a result, Leeds will now resume life back in the Championship with a clash against Cardiff City three weeks today.

The Whites are also under new management in the form of Daniel Farke. The German is something of a promotion specialist, having won two of the last five Championship titles with Norwich City.

And following his exit at Borussia Monchengladbach, Leeds have moved to bring Farke back to the second tier.

However, his reign has not got off to a great start with six of the club’s squad already making exits. Indeed, with the likes of Robin Koch, Diego Llorente and Brenden Aaronson leaving on loan, Leeds have only recouped £3m in fees; that for striker Rodrigo Moreno, who has joined Al-Rayyan in Qatar.

They also face concerns over the futures of other star names such as Wilfried Gnonto. However, it seems Everton have been priced out of a deal for the winger and are turning attentions towards a Manchester United man instead.

Another star strongly linked with a move away is Adams. The USA midfielder was the club’s unofficial player of the year, with the award not having been made public in the wake of relegation.

Tyler Adams drops Leeds United hint

Signing for a £20m fee from RB Leipzig last summer, Adams proved a massive success for the Whites.

Indeed, the hamstring injury he suffered in training back in March, will ultimately ruled him out for the season, was a significant factor in Leeds’ woeful run of form in the run-in.

Now following Leeds’ relegation, it is no surprise to see Adams touted for big-money moves away. To that end, the likes of West Ham, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and even Liverpool are among those to be linked with the American.

However, Leeds rate the 24-year-old in the £35m bracket – and the fee has seemingly been deemed too high for his suitors.

As a result, hopes are growing that Adams will stick around at Elland Road for the upcoming season. And with new owners 49ers Enterprises making clear their wish to keep him, hopes are growing his stay could become a reality.

Now Adams has seemingly dropped a hint he could be sticking around after a “we’ll get back” declaration.

Speaking on the Lade Out Podcast, Adams has come clean on life in the Premier League, his time so far at Leeds and the club’s relegation.

“Sick. For me consistently [Leeds has] the best atmosphere in the Prem. And that’s not just me saying that because I am a Leeds player. The fans are unreal. I didn’t really know what to expect going into Leeds but it surpassed all my expectations for sure.

“We had pre-season in Australia so I got the call, signed with Leeds, did everything and the next day I am on a flight to Australia for pre-season. You get off the plane and see how many people from Australia are supporting Leeds.”

Leeds take Sam Byram back on trial

“There’s a lot of Leeds fan clubs everywhere in the world. I didn’t realise the reach the team had,” Adams continued.

“The fans are special, playing at Elland Road is special. It’s obviously a shame we didn’t stay up this season because the fans deserved better for sure. But we’ll get back there.”

Were Adams to stick around, it would hand Leeds a significant boost in their quest to secure promotion.

And Leeds may be about to make a first signing of the summer. That’s amid reports Sam Byram is joining on trial.

The full-back was reared in the Leeds academy, going on to make 143 appearances for the club.

He departed for West Ham back in summer 2015, but failed to make an impact in the capital. After a loan spell at Nottingham Forest, he made the move to Norwich in 2019, playing under Farke.

But with his Norwich deal expiring this summer, Byram, now 29, is a free agent.

And according to Football Insider, he has been invited by Leeds for a trial at Elland Road. Although a right-back, Leeds have offered Byram a chance to prove his worth as a left-back.

Junior Firpo is expected to leave Elland Road this summer leaving Leeds needing a replacement. A position they have often struggled with, they reportedly are ready to turn to Byram as a potential stop-gap.

Leeds were reportedly on the trail of Ryan Manning after the expiry of his Swansea deal. However, the Irishman has since sealed a move to Southampton on a four-year deal.

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