Leeds United agree instalments to sign Tyler Adams, medical this week - Fabrizio Romano
RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams will undergo a medical at Leeds United “this week”, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Writing via his personal Twitter account in the early hours of Tuesday morning (5 July), the Guardian journalist reported that Leeds have agreed to pay a £20million fee, including add-ons, in instalments for the 23-year-old USA international.
It is understood that Leipzig “accepted all the conditions” on Monday (4 July).
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Leeds needed to move fast to find a replacement for Phillips.
But are they really going to replace England’s best player in 2021 with a USA international at RB Leipzig who struggled to start consistently last season?
Adams is a versatile player who can sit deep in the midfield, play in the centre of the park or bomb forward in the right-back role.
Despite his versatility, the former New York Red Bulls player started just 12 times in the Bundesliga for Leipzig last season and was handed just two starts in the German club’s Europa League run to the semi-finals.
Phillips is a nailed-on starter for Leeds and England.
Do the club seriously think he can be replaced by a fringe player from Leipzig?
We hope that Adams comes good but he does have a lot to prove, unfortunately.
In the same way Jesse Marsch had to fill the boots of Marcelo Bielsa, Adams is going to have to do it with Phillips.
We’re not really a fan of this continual signing of American players or players who’ve previously worked with Marsch.
The MLS and the Austrian Bundesliga aren’t comparable to the Premier League.
And while the German Bundesliga is, Adams wasn’t exactly the first name on the teamsheet for Marsch when he was there either.
We’re not sure about this one.
In other Leeds United news, this “phenomenal” forward is aware that the Whites want to sign him this summer.