Arsenal are keen on RB Leipzig Tyler Adams this summer, but the Bundesliga club aren’t keen to let the 22-year-old leave.
The Athletic report that Arsenal are pursuing RB Leipzig right-back Tyler Adams this summer. Adams can also play in midfield, which seemingly makes him an ideal fit for Mikel Arteta’s system often using inverted right-backs.
The problem is that Leipzig are already letting Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate leave this summer. They won’t want to lose another defender, and they don’t have to sell Adams given his contract lasts until 2025.
As a result, The Athletic suggest this deal may be one to come back to later.
But CBS Sports report that Adams does have a release clause in his contract relating to this summer. The same outlet add that Arsenal are indeed interested, but so are other clubs in the Premier League.
Adams made 37 appearances for Leipzig this season. He’s also a United States international, appearing in their CONCACAF Nations League final win over Mexico this week, before captaining the side against Costa Rica.
A strong passer in possession and a good presser out of it, he certainly sounds like Arteta’s kind of player. Whether Arsenal really pursue a deal in the current window will likely depend on what other business they plan to do.
The Gunners are of course in the market for a right-back given the probable departure of Hector Bellerin. They want £20m for the Spaniard, so if they get it, maybe that would help fund a move for Adams.