Tyler Adams: Leeds United sign USA international from RB Leipzig

By Adam PopeBBC Radio Leeds
Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams is likely to be Kalvin Phillips' replacement at Elland Road

Leeds United have signed RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams in a deal thought to be worth about £20m.

The 23-year-old United States international, who has 30 caps, has signed a five-year deal at Elland Road.

The transfer has been completed in time for Adams to be included in the Leeds squad flying out to Australia for a three-match tour next week.

Adams is Leeds' fifth summer signing and they are also hoping to bring in Feyenoord winger Luis Sinisterra.

The West Yorkshire side have already brought in Salzburg duo Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen.

Marc Roca has also joined from Bayern Munich, with Manchester City youngster Darko Gyabi another addition.

Adams is familiar to Leeds boss Jesse Marsch, having played for him at New York Red Bulls and Leipzig.

He made 101 appearances for the Bundesliga club, scoring twice, after his 2019 move from their MLS sister side and won the German Cup last season.

The defensive midfielder is versatile, having played at right-back, centre-back and on the wing for Leipzig.

Leeds sold England midfielder Kalvin Phillips to Manchester City for £45m on Monday.

The Elland Road side play the first of their pre-season fixtures against Blackpool at York on Thursday, but last season's top scorer Raphinha has yet to join up with the squad.

His future appears to lie with either Chelsea or Barcelona but, if a deal is not sealed this week, the Brazil international is expected to be in the traveling party for the fixtures on the Gold Coast and Perth.

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