Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams appears to be keen on an exit from Elland Road, following his relegation from the Premier League.
Did Adams shine in a Leeds shirt?
The American joined Los Blancos from RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga during last summer’s transfer window in what looked like an exciting signing.
Adams proved to be a solid addition for Leeds in his first year at Elland Road, making 24 league starts and delivering a mix of energy and quality, ending the campaign as the league’s most successful player. club, according to WhoScored. Unfortunately, an injury ended his season prematurely and his absence arguably played a big part in the Whites’ descent into the Championship.
The £55,000-a-week midfielder was a massive loss, leaving a void in the middle of the park, and supporters may wonder how their team would have fared if the 24-year-old had never been injured first place. .
With Leeds relegated to one season in the Championship, it could lead to an exodus of top players – those who feel they cannot ply their trade in the second tier of English football. That’s where Adams comes in, regarding an update regarding his future.
Is Adams about to leave Elland Road?
According to Football Insider journalist Pete O’Rourke, Los Blancos will “probably find it difficult to keep hold of” Adams going forward. That being said, it will ‘take significant expense to get it off Elland Road’.
While the player himself may have enjoyed his first year as a Leeds player, the report says he is “eager to continue playing at the highest level after his impressive debut season in the Premier League”, with teams in Germany and England ready to love his services.
Losing Adams this summer would be a huge blow for Los Blancos given the influence he has had in a short time, being described as ‘exceptionally brilliant’ by Gary Lineker. His tenacity in midfield is evidenced by an average of 3.7 tackles per game in the Premier League, along with his ability to cover such effective ground.
It’s no surprise that Adams wants to move on before the start of next season, however, with a player of his caliber wanting to play at the highest level possible. For that reason, it’s hard to blame him for a summer outing from Leeds, although it’s clearly far from an ideal situation.