Where will Adams play next season?
Rumors of a Tyler Adams transfer in 2023 are doing the rounds. His Leeds United team-mates, who are currently out through injury, might not escape relegation even if they win on the final day.
It is a fact that the EFL Championship is not as attractive as the Premier League. Where will the 2022 US Soccer Player of the Year play his soccer ball in the 2023-24 season?
Tyler Adams transfer rumors 2023
Stay with Leeds United
There are many caveats about this. For most Leeds United fans, Tyler Adams has been the best player in the squad this season. He excelled in taking responsibility when results and performance were not up to the required standard. Since his injury, the club has only fallen behind in the league.
It’s hard to imagine the USMNT captain remaining at the club if he’s relegated to English football’s second division in the future as it won’t be conducive to a successful career. Even if they retain their top-flight status, he might still have concerns about staying at Elland Road given how poorly managed his season has been. However, if they stay up and enough assurances are given, he could remain in office. Should he leave there will be even more criticism of Leeds upper management who are set to release one of their key assets.
Whether he leaves or stays, this Leeds United summer transfer window could define the future of the club.
Be part of Newcastle United’s European tour
With Newcastle United’s bulging transfer budget, Eddie Howe has almost a free hand in who to sign. The Magpies are adjusting quickly to life at the top of the Premier League, but also to competing with Europe’s elite in the Premier League’s UEFA Champions League. Come in, Tyler Adams.
Whilst he was mainly used as a defensive midfielder at Leeds, the USMNT captain has shown his ability to play at right flank or even right-back. This versatility will help Howe infinitely as he needs to reshuffle the pack to keep momentum and results consistent.
For now, Newcastle are only putting out minor concerns about a transfer but remain interested in the rumors of a Tyler Adams transfer in 2023.
Chase an Arsenal childhood dream
Tyler Adams has long said that growing up around football players, Thierry Henry was his favorite. While he had a chance to work alongside him during his youthful career with New York Red Bulls, he might relish the chance to emulate his hero at Emirates.
Mikel Arteta was reportedly interested in signing the player last summer but it was jointly decided to bring Fabio Vieira in instead. Given Adams’ good performance in a ailing Leeds team, the recruitment board may want to reconsider their initial decision. If he could provide the missing piece to an outstanding midfield and help them win a title, he would go down in history as one of the best American Premier League players of all time.
Improve US relations with Rossoneri
Another rumored Tyler Adams transfer in 2023 says the American could end up at AC Milan. The quality of Italian football is increasing as teams from Serie A feature in every European Cup final this season. While AC Milan may not have defended their title from the 2021/22 season very well, a midfield refresh with Adams will complement the current squad.
Some ardent Rossoneri fans may be skeptical of another US acquisition given how poorly Sergino Dest has settled in at the club during his year-long loan from Barcelona. Milan even let the player go in an unsanctioned FIFA international window to join the US squad as he was deemed overwhelmed.
Cross the Yorkshire-Lancashire watershed
Even before Leeds United’s relegation battle strangled the season, Manchester United were proving to be admirers of Tyler Adams’ command of midfield. However, no player should cross this gap without careful consideration. Eric Cantona and Rio Ferdinand know all too well the backlash from Elland Road faithful when they joined the Red Devils.
Tyler Adams was particularly impressive in the game at Old Trafford as he forced several players to miss, leading to a 2-2 draw in the War of the Roses derby. If the American were to join Manchester United, he could easily challenge Fred for a central midfield spot, providing more quality and numbers in midfield.
Return to the US? Or Germany?
This may seem unlikely, but players who have developed a bond with a relegated team can often make up for their departure with a loan move while the team do their best to climb up the ranks. Given that Adams often credits his family as very important to him, could he return to Major League Soccer? He had instantly become one of the best players in MLS and much more approachable to his loved ones. His former employers, the New York Red Bulls, could use a player like him again.
It’s easy to forget that Adams made over 100 appearances for RB Leipzig in Germany between 2019 and 2022. You might think he’s learned enough German to feel comfortable there. With his vast experience in the Bundesliga, could he play for Leipzig again? Or there could be a Borussia Dortmund opening as all signs point to Jude Bellingham set to leave the club soon.