By Daniel Feliciano

4th Jul, 2022 | 6:10am

Leeds United closing in on £15m deal for Tyler Adams

Leeds are closing in on the £15m signing of USA international Tyler Adams from RB Leipzig to replace Kalvin Phillips, according to ESPN.

The Whites are targeting midfield reinforcements after agreeing to sell England international Phillips to Manchester City in a deal worth £45m this summer.

Manager Jesse Marsch has identified Adams as his priority target to come into the Elland Road midfield and according to a report on Sunday night [July 3] the 23-year-old is set to agree to a move to the Premier League.

Marsch has coached Adams twice before, during their stint together at the New York Red Bulls and then again at the start of the 2021/22 season when Marsch went to Leipzig.

A report from Sky Germany claimed the Whites were preparing to make an opening offer of £12.9m this week, but it seems the deal may be more advanced than that and is now close to being completed.

Quick work

Leeds’ business in this summer’s transfer window has been highly impressive, with incoming deals not dragging at all and the club identifying targets and bringing them in quickly.

This Adams deal has gone in a similar way, with a long-standing interest in the player seemingly enough to convince them to do the deal and little dilly-dallying around in negotiations.

Adams can bring plenty of energy to the pitch and is capable of getting from box to box quickly, which will help in transition and also with the style the manager wants to implement.

Now that pre-season is set to kick off, the boss is likely to put his ideas into practice and the more players that have worked under him before the easier it will be for him to get those ideas across.

With Phillips leaving the midfield will look different and have a different role in the team, but Marsch and Leeds have moved quickly to get a deal done to ensure there is no hangover for the new season.

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