£35m Man Utd, Forest target is an ‘outside option’ for Villa as Emery’s two ‘priorities’ are revealed | OneFootball

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·8 June 2023

£35m Man Utd, Forest target is an ‘outside option’ for Villa as Emery’s two ‘priorities’ are revealed

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According to reports, Leeds United’s Tyler Adams – who has also been linked with Man Utd and Nottm Forest – is an ‘outside option’ for Aston Villa.

The West Yorkshire outfit signed the USA international for around £20m from RB Leipzig last summer.

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Leeds suffered relegation on the final day of a miserable season for the club. Adams was one of their standout players in 2022/23 and his absence was felt during the run-in as he missed the final two months of the campaign.

Following their relegation, Leeds are set to overhaul their squad and Adams is one player who is expected to secure himself a move back to the Premier League.

The Athletic are reporting that Nottm Forest are also ‘monitoring his situation’ at Leeds United and they also claim Aston Villa have him on a ‘list of potential options’.

Adams is described as an ‘outside name to keep an eye on’ as the Villans’ ‘priority’ is to strengthen in ‘centre-midfield and across the forward line’. In terms of Aston Villa‘s other targets, the report adds.

‘Athletic Club’s Nico Williams is another option and Emery is keen on Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso, who he worked with at Villarreal and PSG. ‘As reported earlier this week, Youri Tielemans is a target following his exit from relegated Leicester City. Villa are happy with their current midfield options, especially Douglas Luiz, Boubacar Kamara, John McGinn and Jacob Ramsey, but would like further competition and see Tielemans on a free as good business. ‘Emery still rates Matteo Guendouzi but Marseille want a transfer fee in the region of £25million if he leaves and that might be too expensive. ‘If Villa decide to recruit another high-level centre-back, then Pau Torres is top of the list. He is expected to leave Villarreal this season.’

Emery is likely to be backed this summer after he masterminded their rise up to the table after replacing Steven Gerrard.

The respected coach helped Villa qualify for next season’s Europa Conference League and he was keen to “celebrate” this moment.

“Today is a champagne moment,” Emery said.

“When you are working and focusing week-to-week, you are not having a lot of days to celebrate something, 70 per cent of our time was spent working. I want to celebrate with the club, players, friends, family and I want to enjoy what we have achieved.

“It was not the first objective in this year, our progression has been fantastic. We did it and it’s very important to celebrate and be happy now, to enjoy the moment in our life.

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