This shows just how keen Jesse Marsch is to strengthen his ranks and get them prepared to take on their next Premier League campaign.
One other player that the Whites have also been linked with recently is RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams.
According to Football Transfers, in a list of players in a similar vein to the Leipzig star, at the top of that list is West Ham United’s Declan Rice.
This, therefore, suggests that Leeds and Marsch have the chance to secure what could be their own version of the Hammers star with the £38k-per-week midfielder.
Taking into account how Rice ended his latest Premier League campaign with more tackles won (53) and more interceptions (95) than any other player at the east London club, it’s easy to see how a player like him could be a vital figure for Leeds.
to further highlight how much of a star figure the England international has become since making his senior debut for the Hammers back in 2017, he is reportedly valued by the club at a massive fee of £150m.
Labelled as an “unbelievable” player by Ralf Rangnick, Adams showed his defensive capabilities in the 24 Bundesliga games he played in this season by racking up a combined total of 49 tackles and interceptions in addition to the 20 clearances he made and 104 successful pressures.
With all of this in mind and the fact the club could be at risk of losing their own England midfielder with Kalvin Phillips linked with a move away this summer, securing a deal for Adams could be the best next step for Leeds after their early transfer business. He could well be the Premier League’s next Rice.