Phil Hay has claimed that Tyler Adams could be available from RB Leipzig on a loan deal amid interest from Leeds United this summer.
Leeds are moving onto a list of midfielders as they look to identify Kalvin Phillips’ successor at Elland Road, as he closes in on a move to Manchester City.
One option for Jesse Marsch is potentially reuniting with a former midfielder in Tyler Adams.
As per the latest reports from The Athletic, Leeds are interested in Adams.
The USMNT international could be allowed to leave Leipzig on loan, with the view to a permanent deal further down the line.
The 23-year-old made 35 appearances for Leipzig last season, 20 of which were starts. In terms of Bundesliga outings, he started 12 of 24 appearances.
Marsch was, of course, Leipzig’s former coach, whilst he worked with Adams at New York Red Bulls earlier in his career.
Would Adams be a good replacement for Phillips?
This is quite an interesting development when you look at it.
Leeds will have plenty of money to replace Phillips, yet one of their targets is available on a loan-to-buy deal, which can be tempting.
They can take a look at Adams in the Premier League and test his suitability with regard to replacing Phillips without breaking the bank.
What that would do is free up some more money to strengthen the sharp end of the pitch, where they could well lose Raphinha.
Look, there’s certainly negatives to replacing an outgoing mainstay with a loan, but there are some positives and interesting points to weigh up.