By Daniel Feliciano

26th May, 2023 | 7:10am

Alexi Lalas tells Leeds United to 'Go Down' as he wants better for Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Weston McKennie

Alexi Lalas has admitted that he wants Leeds United to be relegated if it means better circumstances for the club’s American players.

The Whites must win against Tottenham in the final game of the season and hope other results go their way to avoid relegation to the Championship after three years back in the top flight.

And Lalas, who has been vocal about Leeds since they signed Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Weston McKennie, has admitted he doesn’t care if the club stay up or get relegated because all he wants is for his fellow countrymen to have the best scenario possible.

“I don’t what is best for Leeds, I want what is best for Weston McKennie, Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams,” he said on his State of the Union podcast (25 May).

“That’s the reason people tune in, it’s not because they like these teams, it’s because they have Americans involved.

“If Leeds going down puts the American players in better situations and circumstances that’s what I want.

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“Go down Leeds, go down now if you are going to make America better.”

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Adams and Aaronson joined the club last summer and while Adams has done really well and established himself as our best central midfielder, Aaronson has struggled to make any sort of impact at the club.

Leeds then added McKennie to the squad in January on loan from Juventus but he’s been awful for the most part since arriving, earning plenty of criticism for his lack of ability on the ball and lack or urgency off it.

Whether the club get relegated or stay in the Premier League by some miracle, there are plenty of people who would be happy to see two-thirds of our American contingent go elsewhere.

Adams has earned his way here and plays like he wants to be here, but the other two could well have a similar mindset to Lalas with their performances.

We need people fully committed to the cause and who want to be here to make Leeds better, otherwise they’re of no use to us regardless of the division we’re in.

In other Leeds news, another ex-Premier League manager rejected the club before Big Sam was appointed.