By Sam Stone

3rd Nov, 2022 | 7:10am

Phil Hay shares Tyler Adams Leeds United 'captaincy' verdict

Tyler Adams has all of the attributes to be a future captain of Leeds United according to The Athletic’s Phil Hay.

Adams, 23, has been the Whites’ standout performer after making a summer move from RB Leipzig, having played the full 90 minutes in all but three of Leeds Premier League fixtures.

Writing in his latest column for The Athletic (2 November), Hay believes the combative midfielder was signed to add more “captaincy material” to Jesse Marsch’s side.

He said: “Beyond his technical attributes, signing him added more captaincy material to the dressing room at Leeds and if Marsch is to find a long-term way out of the trouble he was in last week, the player he knows best will be as vital to him as anyone.”

Going to the top

Adams has probably been the pick of Leeds United’s summer signings with the American’s infectious energy in midfield clearly adored by the Elland Road faithful. For Adams to already be deemed a future leader for Leeds despite only being 23 is high praise.

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The Whites must ensure the American international remains in Yorkshire for the foreseeable future, with other clubs eagerly watching the young midfielder.

With Liam Cooper edging into the latter stages of his career, a new captain is something Leeds with have to think about. Out of all of the summer signings, Adams along with Marc Roca probably look like the best options that could be called upon.

It’s clear that Marsch and Adams work well together and if the American did end up leaving Elland Road it would be intriguing to see whether the 23-year-old would also look to pastures new.

For now, Adams is well on his way to becoming a real fan favourite in Yorkshire.

In other Leeds United news, a “monumental failure” at a Champions League club means this Elland Road-linked ace can be signed for “zilch” in 2023.