The Lowdown: Phillips to leave Leeds
The Whites look set to lose star midfielder Kalvin Phillips after they agreed on a £42m fee with Manchester City for the 26-year-old on Friday.
Adams has been ‘on the shortlist’ at Elland Road when it comes to senior replacements for Phillips, and it looks as if Leeds chiefs can now push through a move.
The Latest: Adams transfer update
Bild provided an update regarding Adams’ future at Leipzig on Monday morning, amid links of a move to Yorkshire.
They claimed that ‘things can go fast’ and happen ‘very quickly’ when it comes to a potential move to Elland Road due to Phillips’ pending transfer to Manchester City and Leipzig’s swoop for Xaver Schlager.
The Verdict: Time to act
Time is of the essence when it comes to bringing in a replacement for Phillips, and it seems as if Leeds now have an ideal opportunity to do so when it comes to signing Adams.
The USA international has been described as ‘unbelievable’ by Ralf Rangnick and an ‘elite’ number six by reporter Andrew Stern, and he has previously worked under Jesse Marsch at both New York Red Bulls and Leipzig.
How many more signings do Leeds need after Aaronson, Kristensen and Roca?
However, you’d expect that the 23-year-old will need to operate as an out-and-out defensive midfielder to replace Phillips, should a move to Leeds materialise.
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