Arsenal Are Interested in Signing Tyler Adams
Adams’ Versatility Is a Key Factor in Arsenal’s Interest
The 22-year-old has impressed at the Red Bull Arena this season, making 40 appearances in all competitions. He can play at right-back and in central midfield, which makes him a potentially key signing from the club’s perspective.
It is believed that he can fit well into Arteta’s ‘inverted’ system on the right side of the field. The Gunners are also interested in signing a player who can play at left-back. Adams could provide cover for another player in Arsenal’s side to fill in at left-back or play there if necessary.
A player of Adams’ profile will be necessary for Mikel Arteta this summer with the expected departure of Hector Bellerin and Granit Xhaka’s imminent departure to join Jose Mourinho’s Roma.
Adams is likely to be on the radar of several top European clubs. After a difficult first full season in Germany, when he was plagued with injuries, Adams adapted to the Bundesliga and showed the form that earned him a move from New York Red Bulls in 2019.
Leipzig Don’t Want to Sell
The German club is keen on keeping one of the side’s important defenders this summer due to the number of high-profile defenders leaving the club this summer. Dayot Upamecano is heading to Bayern Munich, while Ibrahima Konate has agreed on a deal to join Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Liverpool.
Due to Adams’ contract at Leipzig, which runs until 2025, Arsenal are uncertain as to whether signing the American this summer is possible. Adams is seen as a long-term target the club may return to in future transfer windows.
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