By Sam Stone

16th Jun, 2022 | 6:10am

Potential Leeds United midfield incomings should mean the end for Mateusz Klich and Adam Forshaw

Leeds United have been linked with a move for RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams – and if this could spell the end for two Elland Road stalwarts

The Athletic revealed on Monday 13 June that Leeds have “connected” with Adams numerous times as well as The Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano telling the Que Golazo Podcast on Tuesday 14 that he can envisage an Elland Road move for the midfielder.

Leeds are also set to add 25-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca to their ranks with Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio revealing personal Twitter account on Tuesday 14 June that the Spaniard will undergo his medical and likely sign on Friday.

Both players will provide Leeds midfield with energy and control in the middle of the park and that could well indicate the beginning of the end of Mateusz Klich and Adam Foreshaw

As per Wyscout, Adams has a higher duel win percentage than Kalvin Phillips with 63%.

Adams’ duel success is trumped by Roca who has an impressive 68% duel success rate.

Both players dwarf Klich and Forshaw’s duel statistics.

Furthermore, Adams averages nearly double the number of interceptions than Klich and Foreshaw per 90 and Roca amasses nearly three times as many.

Both Roca and Adams are midfielders that play forward as much as they can with the American averaging 16.32 forward passes per 90 and Roca over 20 forward passes per 90.

With Jesse Marsch keen to see his teams play quick verticle passes, there are two players that will fit and compliment his style.

If Leeds can somehow keep hold of Phillips and recruit Adams this summer then they would have a midfield that would seriously compete.

With Klich and Forshaw entering the latter stages of their careers Marsch may be inclined to move them on this summer and allow for a new midfield to take shape at Elland Road.

Forshaw is out of contract in the summer of 2023 and Klich’s deal ends in 2024.

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