Tyler Adams Finalizes $24 Million Move To Jesse Marsch's Leeds United
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Under American manager Jesse Marsch, Leeds United avoided relegation last season to remain in the Premier League. The club also added another American product this offseason, landing forward/midfielder Brenden Aaronson from RB Salzburg.
Adams, 23, and Aaronson, 21, played key roles in helping the United States men's national team advance to the World Cup at Qatar starting in November.
Adams, a New York native, has played at RB Leipzig in Germany's Bundesliga for the past four seasons with the team finishing as high as second place in 2020-21 and never lower than fourth. The defensive-minded midfielder has a goal and four assists in 75 games in Germany. Aaronson, a New Jersey native, helped RB Salzburg to the Austrian Bundesliga title in each of the past two seasons, scoring nine goals with nine assists going back to the 2020-21 season.
Marsch spent time as Adams' head coach in Germany and Aaronson's head coach in Austria.
10 Most Expensive American Soccer Players 2022 (Transfers)
#1. Christian Pulisic - $70 million (Chelsea)
#2. Brenden Aaronson - $30.8 million (Leeds United)
#3. Weston McKennie - $27.5 million (Juventus)
#4. Tyler Adams - $24 million (Leeds United)
#5. Sergiño Dest - $23.1 million (Barcelona)
#6. John Brooks - $18.7 million (Wolfsburg)
#7. Ricardo Pepi - $18 million (Augsburg)
#-8. Jozy Altidore - $11 million (Sunderland)
#-8. Timothy Weah - $11 million (Lille)
#10. Josh Sargent - $10.45 million (Norwich City)