Arsenal are interested in RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams but will have to pay €40m if they wish to get him.
That’s according to SportBILD, who say Leipzig are protected by a release clause in the player’s current contract.
The newspaper today covers how several of the current Leipzig squad are looking to use the club as a ‘springboard’ for moves to bigger clubs, as the likes of Timo Werner, Dayot Upamecano and several others have done in recent years.
That is something they are comfortable with, but they want to ensure they get paid if any players do move on, hence the release clause in several of their contracts.
Adams is one of those, with the 22-year-old having a €40m clause in his current deal, which runs until 2025. Such a fee would see them make a huge profit on the £2.37m they paid Red Bulls in January 2019.
There is interest in the American’s signature, though, with it stated that Arsenal are ‘interested’ in him.
That’s all the newspaper is willing to offer at this point, so it’s not clear if Arsenal have been in touch in any manner regarding a potential transfer.
Adams would certainly slot in nicely at the Emirates, though, with them now focused on signing younger players again and him falling into that bracket.
He’s also a defensive midfielder, something else they could do with.
The interest is there nonetheless, and Adams’ name may be one to keep an eye on if Arsenal decide to keep backing Arteta as they did in this summer window.