Nagelsmann thought of leaving USBNT star Adams last summer for RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann revealed he needed to convince Tyler Adams to stay at the club last summer as the midfielder believed it was a potential transfer.
Nagelsmann admitted that the star of the U.S. men’s national team was wondering if his future would be served elsewhere, but he was convinced he would stay after the talks with the coach.
RB Leipzig boss said he is still happy to have Adams with the club, saying the American midfielder is becoming the main player.
What did Nagelsmann have to say?
“He wasn’t happy in the summer,” RB Leipzig chief said RBLive. “He was wondering if it would be better for him elsewhere. I convinced him to stay.”
He added: “We got together more, even in terms of the way we think about football.”
Adams RB in Leipzig
Adams moved to Germany in 2019, joining RB Leipzig of his sister club New York Red Bulls.
He has made 61 appearances for the club, including 32 during this season.
Adams ’role, however, was not uncommon last season, even if he scored the club passed Atletico Madrid and pushed for the Champions League semi-finals last summer.
Nagelsmann says Adams could still become a threat target with a deeper position, but could not be happy with the midfielder’s efforts in recent weeks.
“It’s been extraordinary for Tyler in the last 10 or 12 weeks,” he said. “That is reflected in his playing time … The development he has had this year has been remarkable.”