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Fabrizio Romano suggests Leeds United “opportunity” if Kalvin Phillips leaves

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Fabrizio Romano has backed up suggestions that Leeds United could be looking to move for RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams.

The Whites are looking to build after avoiding relegation to the Championship, with Jesse Marsch gearing up for a busy transfer window ahead.

Midfielders are on the agenda regardless of Kalvin Phillips’ possible departure, and Marsch might be after a former favourite of his.

Having departed RB Leipzig in the winter, Marsch signalled the end of a lengthy tenure within the Red Bill network of clubs, stemming from New York, to Salzburg, and then Leipzig at the start of 2021/22.

Following a similar pathway from New York to the Bundesliga was defensive midfielder Tyler Adams, with the £15.3million-rated 23-year-old becoming a core part of Leipzig’s growing side.

He’s previously spoke about his future being in doubt as he aims for a regular starting place, something that’s not been assured for him in the German outfit this term.

After suggestions from MLS expert and journalist Tom Bogert that Leeds could be in for Adams, Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has mooted the very same.

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Should Kalvin Phillips leave the club this summer, as reported across various outlets, Adams is someone that the club might go in for as a way to replace him.

Speaking on Que Golazo, Romano believes it is possible that Adams could move to Elland Road this summer:

Why not, his relationship with Marsch is great. At the moment, there are no negotiations between the two clubs. But we know that the relationship is great and it could be a really interesting opportunity,” he stated.

For sure, Leeds need to understand now what they want to do with Phillips because it’s a really important point. Lots of top clubs have his name on their list so let’s see what will happen with Phillips and then we’ll understand if they will jump into this Tyler Adams opportunity or not.”

Adams looks like a signing that Marsch will definitely be all over if the door opens.

He fits the criteria of what we need from a defensive midfielder, while clearly being available in the summer.

I’m unsure whether we move for him without Phillips leaving, but it’s not a bad way to replace him, with his experience in the top flight and Europe, while being three years younger.

If Marsch is to have success with Leeds next season, these are the sorts of ambitious moves that we need to wrap up.

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