A report from Italian outlet Pianeta Milan claim Leeds United could make a loss on the £15m fee paid to sign Tyler Adams if the club are relegated to the Championship – with Champions League semi-finalists Milan keen on him.

Adams, 24, has been one of the rare shining lights at Leeds this season in what has been another dismal campaign, with the club now worryingly under threat of the drop. Things have gone from bad to worse since Adams’ injury.

The USA skipper suffered a hamstring injury before the international break, and has been sidelined for the last six league games. The ex-Leipzig midfielder’s absence has seen Leeds suffer, and relegation is now a real possibility.

Milan are interested. The report claims the current Serie A champions – soon to be Napoli – want to lure him to Serie A in the summer. It is also said that Leeds paid £15m for Adams, but they could make a loss, if the club do go down.

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Leeds could make a loss on Tyler Adams with Milan keen on him

Leeds need to stay up, first and foremost. The club look beleaguered and relegation is a serious possibility. If we do go down, then expect Adams to be one of a number of players that are offloaded in the coming months, for cash.

But to make a loss on Adams would be a surprise. Bought for a cheap-ish fee at £15m, as Pianeta Milan claim, he has since starred for Leeds on the biggest stage of them all at the World Cup, and has played well in England.

If Leeds stayed up, you could easily expect Leeds to more than double their original investment. While relegation would see Leeds have to reduce their price tag on Adams – surely, he is still worth far north than a fee of £15m.

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