Reports are continuing to surface that New York Red Bulls star Tyler Adams will be headed to RB Leipzig in January. It’s where the USMNT midfielder belongs.
As the Major League Soccer season enters its final stages, reports are beginning to surface about possible transfers when the winter window opens.
This isn’t the first time this year that Adams has been linked to the German club. During the summer, he was reportedly a big target for Leipzig to pick up heading into the 2018-19 season.
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Adams has been featured on the USMNT roster in the recent months as the national team begins its rebuild for the next World Cup qualifying campaign. As a result, the 19-year-old has been getting all sorts of exposure to clubs around the world.
This would move would link Adams up with former head coach Jesse Marsch who is a member of Leipzig’s coaching staff. Marsch left this summer for Germany after spending over three years in New York.
Adams will only benefit from this move if he does indeed end up at Leipzig, especially if he can force his way into the first-team squad. He is certainly one of the top players under 20 in the U.S. pool of players and deserves a shot at playing in one of the top five European leagues.
The midfielder would join fellow USMNT teammates Tim Weah, Christian Pulisic, and Weston McKennie in Europe and would put a majority of the top U.S. talent firmly in the top leagues in the world.
This move in the winter will put Adams right into the thick of the season for Leipzig who are not only competing domestically, but are also participating in the Europa League beginning in Septemeber. With Thursday night matches on the table, Leipzig will need extra depth in their lineup if they want to manage the task of going far in all competitions.
Adams could see playing time in both the Bundesliga and Europa League if all goes well for him. This would be massive for his development and we would find out a lot about his potential right off the bat.
For now, he will be instrumental in the Red Bulls’ quest for the MLS Cup and the upcoming friendly matches for the USMNT. In the coming matches we will continue to learn about the potential this young player has in big match environments, but it’s Europe, and RB Leipzig in particular, where Adams belongs.