Tyler Adams has told Leeds United he wants to play in the Premier League next season and he knows a host of clubs want to sign him, TEAMtalk understands.
Leeds signed Adams from RB Leipzig for £20million last summer, with the central midfielder penning a five-year contract at Elland Road. Leeds viewed Adams as a great potential replacement for Kalvin Phillips, who left his boyhood club for Manchester City earlier in that transfer window.
Despite the Whites’ struggles and eventual relegation this term, Adams has impressed. A vast majority of the club’s supporters would give him their Player of the Year award.
The USA international was out of action from March onwards after undergoing hamstring surgery and Leeds missed him hugely during the season run-in.
Adams has proven he is far too good to be playing in the Championship next season and talk is now ramping up over a Premier League move. On Thursday, The Athletic revealed how Adams is on Steve Cooper’s list of targets at Nottingham Forest.
Despite Leeds’ relegation, they will hold out for a big fee when letting Adams go. The Athletic stated the West Yorkshire side want £40m for the midfield enforcer, double what they originally paid for him.
TEAMtalk can now reveal that Adams has told Leeds chiefs he wants to continue playing in the Prem next term, and he is aware of the growing interest in his services.
The 24-year-old, who has won 36 caps for the USA, is on Newcastle United’s radar. The Magpies have been keeping tabs on his development since before he joined their English rivals Leeds.
Man Utd, Liverpool eyeing Tyler Adams
Manchester United have been linked with Adams on a couple of occasions and TEAMtalk can confirm they have checked on him. Plus, Liverpool could soon join the race for Adams after checking on his availability themselves.
Leeds have accepted that Adams, who also enjoyed a very good World Cup late last year, won’t want to play in the Championship at this point of his career.