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Leeds transfer news: Tyler Adams deal belief emerges as La Liga suitors emerge alongside Everton

Tyler Adams, RB Leipzig May 2022

Tyler Adams has his heart set on a transfer to Leeds United from RB Leipzig amid fresh interest from Spain, a report has claimed.

The Whites have enjoyed a solid June on the transfer front, bringing in three new signings. Marc Roca, Rasmus Kristensen and Brenden Aaronson have all come in to bolster the ranks.

However, July will present challenges of its own, replacing talisman Kalvin Phillips chief among them. The England international is closing in on a move to Manchester City.

Roca’s arrival from Bayern Munich comes as a separate addition, unrelated to Phillips’ situation.

However, USA international Adams is a top target for Leeds to replace the 26-year-old. Leipzig are open to letting Adams leave on a loan deal, with the potential of an option to buy for the Whites.

According to CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs, Adams “really wants” the loan switch to Elland Road.

He has spoken with Leeds manager Jesse Marsch, who does not want to stop his midfield additions at Roca.

Indeed, Leipzig’s signing of Xaver Schlager from Wolfsburg has further opened the door for Leeds to snap up Adams. The midfielder wants to increase his game time ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.

However, Jacobs adds La Liga side Sevilla to the list of suitors looking at Adams.

Julen Lopetegui’s side have once again secured Champions League football for next season. Nevertheless, it seems Adams is lasering in on the move to the Premier League instead.

He has further English top-flight interest, though. Previous reports have brought Everton into the transfer equation.

Adams played 35 times for Leipzig last season. While he featured mostly in a defensive midfield role, he did play at right-back and centre-back on occasion.

Tyler Adams, Marsch connection key for Leeds

Tyler Adams warming up for RB Leipzig

Leeds boss Marsch has been targeting players this summer who he knows he has – or can build up – an instant connection with.

The former Leipzig and RB Salzburg manager worked with Aaronson, Adams and Kristensen.

He also knows former Bayern Munich man Roca from his time in the Bundesliga. Salzburg’s Mohamed Camara is another target for Marsch, but the manager’s connection with Adams goes much further back.

Marsch in fact gave Adams his New York Red Bulls debut in 2015.

Since then, the pair have developed in the Red Bull football stable together and could be reunited at Leeds.