Leipzig seal deal for New York Red Bulls midfielder Adams

Tyler Adams' move from New York Red Bulls to RB Leipzig has been confirmed, with the midfielder signing a deal until 2023.

United States midfielder Tyler Adamshas been signed by RB Leipzig.   -  Getty Images

RB Leipzig have completed the long-awaited signing of United States international Tyler Adams from New York Red Bulls.

The 19-year-old has long been linked with a move to the Bundesliga club, where former Red Bulls boss Jesse Marsch, who brought Adams through, is serving as assistant coach.

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Adams, a highly rated box-to-box midfielder, established himself as a key man for the MLS team, helping them clinch the Supporters' Shield this year as they set a single-season points record.

But following their exit from the play-offs on Thursday with defeat to MLS Cup favourites Atlanta United, Adams has joined Leipzig on a deal that runs until 2023.

"As a young player, it's something quite special to soon be playing in the Bundesliga," Adams said after his move was confirmed on Sunday.

"I think of this league where I think a lot of young talents have made the next step in their development. That's a philosophy Leipzig have, so it's the right move for me to continue my development.

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"For me, it's a chance to prove myself at a top level and go toe-to-toe with my friends and compatriots, like Christian Pulisic of [Borussia] Dortmund and Weston McKennie of Schalke."

Adams has nine caps and a single goal for the USA, having made his senior international debut in 2017.

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