Journalist Mark Ogden has told ESPN FC that he expects all three of Leeds United’s American players in Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Brenden Aaronson to leave Elland Road this summer if the club do suffer relegation.

Leeds are currently in 16th place but after four defeats in the last five, in which they have conceded a huge 18 goals, confidence is at an all-time low. They take on Leicester City at Elland Road on Tuesday night, an enormous clash.

While there are four teams still below Leeds and it is in our hands, relegation is very much a possibility. Almost as if it could be decided on the flip of a coin at this stage. If we do go down, a player exodus can be expected at Leeds.

Ogden was discussing who could go on the weekend and he believes all three Americans will leave. Adams has attracted interest from elsewhere, while McKennie is only on loan. But he also believes Aaronson would want to go.

“I worry for Leeds if they do go down. All the Americans will leave. Adams will get a move, McKennie will go back to Juventus or a club in Europe. Aaronson, he’s not done great, but I don’t see him dropping into the Championship.”

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All three of Leeds United’s American players will leave if we are relegated

The Times claim Newcastle are the latest club to show interest in USA captain Adams. A move to Tyneside would certainly appeal to the midfielder even if the club remain in the top tier – with Newcastle in need of a midfielder.

Indeed, there is a real chance that Adams could start at the base of the Toon midfield – allowing Bruno Guimaraes to get forward. So, that is a possibility even in the event we stay up. McKennie looks less and less likely to remain.

Again, even if Leeds do stay up, is he worth the £34.3m permanent clause? He is yet to show why he is. Aaronson is slightly different in that while he may want to go if Leeds go down, there might be many suitors for the £25m man.

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