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Leeds still trying to convince star midfielder to STAY this season

Phil Hay believes Leeds United are optimistic of keeping Tyler Adams at the club this summer.

The midfielder is still recovering after sustaining a hamstring injury at the end of last season. He was reportedly carrying the injury and played through it at the 2022 World Cup before the injury aggravated and cut short his season.

Adams was a huge presence for Leeds in the first half of the season; his energy in the middle of the park and ability to cover the pitch was very useful. Besides that, he was one of Leeds’ better midfielders in possession.

Phil Hay gave an update on Adams’ future at Elland Road:

“They’d absolutely love him to stay. The thing is with Adams, he obviously had this hamstring operation, he isn’t fully fit at this stage. Although, Leeds would be hoping he would be for the start of the season,” Hay told The Square Ball podcast.

“They would love him to be the focal point. There does seem to be – Villa are very keen – that it might be realistic to persuade him to stay, or more so than Rodrigo or Jack Harrison. They would like to put their eggs into that basket.”

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