Newcastle United weighing up move for Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams

Newcastle United are all set to battle it out with Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest for the services of Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams.

Tyler Adams

The USA international, 24, wants to leave Leeds United following their relegation and is expected to be on the move this summer. After arriving from RB Leipzig last summer, he established himself as a mainstay in the middle of the park, featuring 24 times in an injury-hit debut Premier League season. The midfielder was one of a few bright spots in a dismal campaign for Leeds, and a few Premier League clubs are looking to bring him back immediately to the Premier League.

Tyler Adams reportedly has a £30m release clause in his contract at Elland Road, with Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest all fighting for his signature. With interest from Premier League clubs, he is likely to stay in the top flight if feasible, especially with Newcastle and Aston Villa able to offer European football.

Eddie Howe eyeing midfield reinforcements

Newcastle United are looking to snap up players from recently relegated sides in order to refrain from paying big money and complying with the FFP rules. After helping the club clinch Champions League qualification, Eddie Howe wants to bring in quality players and is eyeing a double swoop for Leicester City duo James Maddison and Harvey Barnes to reinforce the midfield unit.

Leeds’ Tyler Adams is also a target of Eddie Howe. There is certainly room for Adams to slot straight in at Newcastle given the lack of depth in the squad. The American is a top talent and looks an ideal fit for what Eddie Howe needs in his team right now.

The Magpies would do well to sign a central midfielder who can cover and compete with Bruno Guimaraes, and Adams has the skill set, intelligence and tenacity to be that player. Newcastle playing in the Champions League next season probably gives them the edge over Villa and Forest, with Adams certainly keen to ensure that if he leaves Leeds it is for a club playing in the elite European competition.

Given the progress the club has made under Eddie Howe, it would make complete sense if Adams decides to reject advances from Villa and Forest and move to Newcastle instead. As a result, it will be interesting to see if the Magpies pay the American midfielder’s £30m release clause.

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