By Pranav Shahaney

28th Jun, 2022 | 11:40am

Leeds United open talks with Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Mohamed Camara

Leeds United have reportedly opened talks with Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Mohamed Camara ahead of a potential summer move.

According to the Daily Mail, there have been talks held with RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams too as they’re looking to replace Kalvin Phillips.

The English midfielder is closing in on a move to defending Premier League champions Manchester City for a fee in the region of £45million.

Good replacement?

Camara may not be a household name for Leeds fans, but he is a midfielder who has excelled at Jesse Marsch’s former side.

The 22-year-old has cemented himself as a regular not just for his club team, where he won the Austrian Bundesliga title in 2021/22, but also the Mali national side.

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At 5 ft 8in, he may not be the most muscular of midfield presences, but much like N’Golo Kante, he is extremely athletic and puts in a tireless shift in the middle of the park.

Much like Phillips, he is best suited at playing as a six, but has also featured as an eight in the past – giving Marsch much needed versatility should he manage to sign the 22-year-old.

He’s also got the ability to pick the eye-of-the-needle pass, especially against teams sitting in a low block and he could be just the player they need to anchor their midfield.

Camara has been billed as “Incredible” by Total Football Analysis for his ability to intercept the ball and recycle it to start counterattacks, something that this Leeds side will lack without Phillips in it.

In other Leeds United news, Fabrizio Romano has shared if a ‘Sensational’ defensive midfielder has agreed terms for an Elland Road switch and become the club’s fourth summer signing.