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Journalist suggests Leeds United transfer swoop for second USMNT midfielder

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As Jesse Marsch’s attention turns to an Elland Road rebuild, Leeds United could be in line to make a move for RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams.

In extraordinary circumstances, Leeds has sealed their Premier League status for next season, becoming the first team to climb out of the bottom three on the final day since 2010/11.

After managing to finish 17th, Jesse March and Leeds will be looking ahead to what will likely be a hectic summer transfer window.

Irrespective of whether Kalvin Phillips does leave the club, Leeds are in desperate need of a defensive midfielder to either cover for him or to replace him.

Marsch’s time in the Red Bull network means it stands to reason that Leeds will look to dip into that market and take advantage of bringing in some of his former players.

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As Brenden Aaronson looks set to be wrapped up, another American international midfielder could be on the cards in RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams.

The energetic DM isn’t a regular at his current club and could be looking for a move, according to journalist Tom Bogert:

I speculated back in April that he could be a player we looked at, given the obvious links to Marsch and Red Bull, and here we are.

This link doesn’t mean we’re definitely going after Adams, but we need a DM and he fits the profile of what we need.

Not only is he a solid player with good attributes to play in a double pivot, but his versatility means he plugs more than one gap.

He’s definitely one to watch this summer if we do go big for a midfielder.

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Lucas Radebe

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