By Jonty Banks

10th Jun, 2023 | 7:40am

Tyler Adams admired by Newcastle manager Eddie Howe in Leeds United transfer news

Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams is admired by Eddie Howe and is on Newcastle’s list of transfer targets this summer, according to The Athletic.

Adams, 24, enjoyed a standout first campaign in the English top flight despite the club eventually being relegated to the Championship, making 24 appearances and quickly becoming one of the first names on the Whites’ teamsheet.

Although the Leeds midfielder is on Newcastle’s shortlist of targets, The Athletic have shared that a potential deal isn’t “particularly imminent”.

The Telegraph previously reported (8 June) that the Magpies were impressed with the American international, who is valued at £30million, after his performance at St James’ Park on 31 December 2022.

Only a matter of time

After a brilliant first year at Elland Road, almost every Leeds United fan is now resigned to the fact that Adams will be leaving the club this summer.

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The 24-year-old has too much quality to be plying his trade in the Championship and, alongside the likes of Willy Gnonto, Robin Koch and Rodrigo, looks very likely to part ways with the club this summer.

However, if Leeds are to lose any of their big-name players, it would be better to sell sooner rather than later in order to allow enough time to bring in additions in their stead.

If the Whites wait until the latter stages of the transfer window, they might leave themselves unprepared for what is likely to be a hugely demanding Championship season.

With European suitors aplenty, it seems a matter of when, not if, Adams seals a transfer in the coming months.

It is a shame that Adams is likely to have only played in a Leeds shirt for one season, part of which was hampered by a hamstring injury, but the fanbase will understand that he clearly has the quality to be playing European football on a regular basis.

In other Leeds news, one first-team player is being targeted by a European club to replace a legendary ace.