By Azeem Siddiqui

28th Jun, 2022 | 11:10pm

Time for Leeds United to be patient in pursuit of Tyler Adams after latest setback

Leeds United have received a major setback in their pursuit of Tyler Adams this summer, according to German media outlet Kicker on June 26.

The reports suggest that RB Leipzig are not willing to negotiate with the Whites for the midfielder because of the ongoing dispute regarding Jean-Kevin Augustin.

The USNMT midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Elland Road and has worked with manager Jesse Marsch previously at both New York Red Bulls and at the German club.

The Whites are in the market to sign a defensive midfielder in the ongoing transfer window, especially after reports confirming that Kalvin Phillips is set to leave the club and join Manchester City.

Time to be patient

Adams can be termed as one of the most underused players in the recently concluded German Bundesliga.

In the last season at the Red Bull Arena, the USMNT midfielder made 20 Bundesliga appearances with 65% of them coming from the bench. He only played 44% of the overall Bundesliga minutes this recent season [Transfermarkt].

Even though his preference is to play as a defensive midfielder, Adams can also play as a makeshift defender or a right-back as per the requirement of the team and the manager.

Therefore, it made total sense that Leeds were willing to go all out and make a move for the player as a potential replacement for Phillips as he is not only young enough to develop into a real powerhouse in the middle of the park but also he could’ve been used in different positions as well.

With still more than two months remaining in the transfer window, Leeds’ management will have to stay patient in their pursuit of the 23-year-old.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle