Nottingham Forest do want to sign Leeds United star Tyler Adams this summer. However, it’s now been claimed that they’re not the most interested club when it comes to landing the international player.
Adams could be one of the fall guys as Leeds prepare for life back in the Championship. The American midfielder craves Premier League football and it promises to be a summer of upheaval at Elland Road.
According to The Athletic, Forest are keen on signing Adams in the transfer window. But, it’s believed that other clubs are more keen on making the player their number one target for the summer.
Leeds signed Adams from RB Leipzig just 12 months ago. He has made quite an impact at Leeds and made 26 appearances for the club in all competitions during the 2022/23 campaign.
Adams has claimed 36 caps for the United States and he starred at the World Cup in Qatar at the end of last year. It’s not clear at this stage whether Leeds would be willing to sell him but they could have little choice.
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Luke Ayling has been a big fan of Adams. After one of his performances during the World Cup, he posted on his teammate’s Instagram, suggesting that his performance was ‘outstanding’.
Adams would surely jump at the chance to join Forest. He will be desperate to stay in the Premier League and is unlikely to fancy a season of Championship action with Leeds next season.
The player was one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League last season. He came second out of defensive midfielders in the division when it comes to tackles, making 89 during 24 appearances. Adams also made 35 interceptions and 40 blocks
Forest not leading the race to sign Adams
This would be an excellent move by the Reds. Furthermore, it’s a transfer that makes sense and also is a deal that would unlikely break the bank from a Forest perspective.
Adams earns around £57,000-a-week at Leeds and that wage is unlikely to deter Forest. The Reds will show some ambition this summer as they bid to avoid a relegation battle this time around.
One reason why Forest perhaps aren’t leading this race is that bigger clubs will be keen. As one of the better defence-minded midfielders in the league, he might feel he can earn a better move.
Adams would be an amazing signing though. He’s only 24-years-old and he’s the sort of player that the fans would very quickly warm to if he makes it to the City Ground.