The 23-year-old signed a five-year deal that lasts through the summer of 2027, his transfer fee coming in at a reported $24 million. He arrives as England international Kalvin Phillips departs for Manchester City.
Adams spent the last three years in the German Bundesliga and now reunites with head coach Jesse Marsch. He played under Marsch at RBNY upon turning pro.
ORIGINAL, July 4 – New York Red Bulls homegrown product and US men's national team defensive midfielder Tyler Adams is set to join English Premier League outfit Leeds United, according to a report from global transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
Per Romano, Adams will move to Leeds from German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig (where he's played since 2019) for a $24 million fee. Adams is reportedly set to soon travel to England to undergo medical tests and finalize the move.
MLSsoccer.com's Tom Bogert added the Red Bulls will receive $8 million in their sell-on clause from the original deal that saw the 23-year-old join Leipzig in December 2018.
Assuming it's finalized, the transfer will re-unite Adams with Leeds head coach Jesse Marsch, who oversaw his development when both were still with RBNY.
Adams started his professional career under Marsch with the Red Bulls, ascending through the club's youth development system before becoming a star in MLS with the first team. That served as a springboard for his move to RB Leipzig, where he became one of the club's most important players while racking up over 100 Bundesliga appearances. Since then, he's become a key cog for the USMNT and is a presumed centerpiece in the Yanks' midfield for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
He would also be joining the same club as USMNT teammate and Philadelphia Union product Brenden Aaronson, who signed with the EPL outfit from Austrian Bundesliga side RB Salzburg in May, as first reported by Tom Bogert. New York City FC alum Jack Harrison is another key member of the Premier League side.