By Daniel Feliciano

3rd Jul, 2022 | 5:40pm

Leeds United set to make £12.9m offer for RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams

Leeds are set to table a £12.9m offer for RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams after serious negotiations, according to Florian Plettenberg.

The Whites have been linked with a move for the United States international midfielder [Athletic, July 1], who looks set to leave the Bundesliga club after three-years with them.

Now after “concrete” negotiations, Jesse Marsch has identified the 23-year-old as his main target to replace the outgoing Kalvin Phillips this summer and an opening bid is being prepared according to a fresh report on Sunday, July 3.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Plettenberg wrote, “We’ve reported about the [interest] of Leeds. Now it’s getting more and more serious. Negotiations with Leipzig are concrete. First offer should be around €15m (£12.9m) transfer fee. Marsch wants him as a replacement for Phillips.”

Marsch worked with Roberts at Leipzig at the start of the 2021/22 season before he was sacked after just seven wins in 16 games.

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Leeds started their summer transfer window impressive with quick moves for Brenden Aaronson, Marc Roca and Rasmus Kristensen, before attentions turned to exits.

Phillips and Raphinha now look likely to leave, which has replenished funds and opened up a gap in the squad for the club to bolster and replace their top players.

Adams is an energetic, strong, athletic midfielder and someone who Marsch clearly trusts to be able to come into the Premier League and play a key part in his squad to cover the loss of one of the better players in the league.

Opening bids are always expected to be rejected but they tend to immediately be able to tell how likely a deal is, and Leeds will know that they’re probably going to have to fork out more cash to get their man.

But with pre-season about to get underway properly with internationals set to return this week, it must get done quickly to ensure that Marsch is given the best possible opportunity to integrate him into the squad and get Leeds firing.

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