It appears that Tyler Adams is Europe-bound, a move that might happen this summer or perhaps at the conclusion of the MLS season. The 19-year old midfielder is now in the midst of his fourth season as a professional soccer player, the past two years as a regular in the New York Red Bulls starting XI.
Sources tell Metro that Adams is closing in on a deal that would send him to Red Bull Leipzig in the Bundesliga, securing a transfer that presumably would be finalized after the MLS Cup Playoffs this fall. There is a possibility, though, that the move is made permanent this summer and he moves to Europe within the next couple of months.
The sources, all speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Metro that paperwork could be completed within the next few days that would see Adams move to one of Europe’s top leagues. Leipzig, the sister club of the New York MLS side, secured a second-straight year of European football with a berth in the Europa League this season.
When reached for comment, New York declined to comment.
Adams was the first player ever signed to the New York Red Bulls II four years ago. A former product of the Red Bulls Academy, he then assimilated into the first team in 2016 and fully gained a place in the starting lineup in 2017.
Through this weekend, Adams has 32 appearances with the senior team. He made his full national team debut in November as an 18-year old and has become a regular with the United States in several friendly matches since.
He is considered a rising young star, a crucial building block piece as the United States looks to regroup after failing to make this summer’s World Cup.
In Germany, Adams will join fellow American teenagers Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund and Weston McKennie of FC Schalke. Both players are regulars for two of the better teams in the country. One source told Metro that Adams could potentially go on loan once he joins Leipzig. One landing spot appears to be Red Bull Salzburg, which would potentially take the player on loan.