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Leeds officially reunite Jesse Marsch with Tyler Adams, as midfielder tweets ideal introduction

Tyler Adams warming up for RB Leipzig

Leeds United have confirmed the arrival of Tyler Adams as their fifth signing of the summer, on a contract until 2027.

Adams has joined Leeds from RB Leipzig, for an undisclosed fee reported to be in the region of £20m including add-ons. He has signed a five-year contract with the club.

After completing a medical on Wednesday, the 23-year-old put pen to paper on his deal with his new employers.

Adams follows Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca and Darko Gyabi in joining Leeds this summer.

The American international is Leeds’ third addition from a Red Bull club since the transfer window opened, but their first from RB Leipzig – who were Jesse Marsch’s most recent employers.

Now, the Leeds manager will get to work with Adams again, after previously giving him 71 appearances between his spells with New York Red Bulls and Leipzig.

Last season, Adams played 35 times across all competitions for the German club. Now, he is ready for his first experience of Premier League football.

Together with Roca, he will share the responsibility of replacing Manchester City new boy Kalvin Phillips in midfield.

Shortly after the announcement, Adams took his first steps towards integrating into his new surroundings via social media.

Later, he told LUTV: “I’m a transitional player. I love to win the ball, press hard, run hard.”

He added: “I’ve watched the documentary. I know what it takes to be a Leeds player.”

Tyler Adams ready for Leeds challenge

Although Adams has never played in the Premier League before, he will be hoping his existing understandings with compatriots Marsch and Aaronson can help him settle quickly.

At his age, he has plenty of time to develop into an important player. Therefore, Leeds will be showing him their faith.

Bringing in a couple of bodies into the midfield to offset Phillips’ departure seems sensible from the West Yorkshire outfit. They will be ensuring depth in a key department of the squad, which they have lacked for a while.

The focus will now be on how Adams adapts to his new challenge, as Leeds strive for a smoother season than what the 2021-22 campaign was.

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