Tyler Adams could quit Leeds United in the summer transfer window to join a top-level Champions League club, as suggested by Fox Sports pundit Stu Holden.
The USA midfielder was simply “outstanding” against England in the World Cup game on Friday (25 November) as the match ended in a goalless draw.
Despite their much-improved performance, the USA still need to manage a win against Iran in their final game to progress through to the knock-out stages.
“Tyler Adams has been outstanding at the World Cup. If he finishes the Premier League season the way he started it, he’ll be off to a top level Champions League team. What a player,” Holden wrote on Twitter.
Adams joined in the summer transfer window from RB Leipzig and he has been a major hit at the club under Jesse Marsch.
The 23-year-old midfielder was superb against England in the World Cup and earned rave reviews from pundits like Chris Sutton (Daily Mail, print edition, 26 November, page 123) and others.
His impressive performances in the World Cup will be noticed, but it looks unlikely that he will leave the Whites next summer unless there’s a massive bid that can’t be turned down.
Adams needs to settle down at Elland Road properly and end the season on a strong note.
He could find it difficult to reject advances from a Champions League club straightaway, but that is a hypothetical situation at the moment.
The central midfielder has made 13 appearances in the Premier League thus far and there’s more to come from him.
Adams has a contract at the club until 2027, so the Whites are in no rush to sell him even if there’s an interest in him. Obviously, anything can happen in a transfer window but talks about him leaving Elland Road next summer look like a fanciful wish.