Sources: Leeds United fear Tyler Adams will quit as Man United swoop
Leeds United fear they have no chance of keeping hold of Tyler Adams if they are relegated, sources have told Football Insider.
The USA central midfielder, 24, has made a big impression for United after joining from RB Leipzig last summer for a fee worth up to £20million including add-ons.
His absence over the last two months with a hamstring injury has coincided with a wretched Leeds run that leaves them in the drop zone going into the final match of the season.
Sources have said Adams is wanted by multiple clubs in the Premier League and in top European leagues, and Leeds are unlikely to keep hold of him if they go down.
He is one of the few United players capable of securing a £35million-plus fee, cash which will be needed if they don’t have the Premier League broadcasting cash next season.
Man United are among the teams keeping tabs on Adams, whose dynamism and energy in midfield has impressed their recruitment team.
The midfielder’s current contract at Elland Road runs until 2027 following his arrival last summer.
He has made 24 Premier League starts among 26 appearances for Leeds this season, amounting to 2293 minutes of action.
His tackles and interception stats were among the best in the Premier League in the first half of the campaign.
also travelled to the Qatar World Cup with his national side and captained the USA as they progressed to the round of 16.
He played 90 minutes in each of the USA’s World Cup matches before they were eliminated from the competition by the Netherlands.