By Mark Smith

7th Sep, 2022 | 8:10am

Leeds United do not owe RB Leipzig first instalment for Tyler Adams until next year - Phil Hay

Leeds United have avoided stumping up in full for their new signing this summer, according to Phil Hay.

The Athletic journalist shared that the money for Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha included the sums upfront, something that the Whites could have used.

That doesn’t seem to be the case though, with the first instalment of the £20million owed to RB Leipzig for Tyler Adams not due until next year in 2023.

Writing in his latest piece for The Athletic on Monday 6 September, Hay shared the smart transfer policy of the Whites as they spread out payments.

“But even if Leeds have avoided stumping up in full for new signings,” he wrote. “For example, the first instalment for Tyler Adams is understood to be due to RB Leipzig next year.

“They have still allocated the earnings from Phillips and Raphinha to the incoming deals they have done. Adams’ fee was around £20m.”


This appears to be a brilliant piece of business by Leeds.

Adams has taken the Premier League by storm since arriving and was once again one of the standout figures to dominate in midfield despite the loss at Brentford.

The American international had huge question marks surrounding him too, but we would say they are already answered and Jesse Marsch was right to push for this move.

With instalments not due to start until next year too, it looks as though another big year of profits are coming our way at Elland Road, with Andrea Radrizzani.

It makes the fact that no one was brought in before the window slammed shut with Victor Orta able to use instalments spread throughout the years to get it done.

If all the other deals such as the big money to bring in Brenden Aaronson were done like this, we could see a big chunk of the next summer budget used in one go.

That is certainly something to look out for moving forward.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have said see you again to one attacker after being left baffled by a deadline day agreement