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Report: Leeds United have not even paid the first instalment of one summer signing's transfer fee yet
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Report: Leeds United have not even paid the first instalment of one summer signing's transfer fee yet

Leeds United have not paid the first instalment of Tyler Adams’ transfer fee yet following his summer move from RB Leipzig.

The Athletic report that during a hectic summer of ins and outs at Elland Road, the club have been smart with their money.

The first instalment of Adams’ fee is apparently not due until next year, which gives Leeds some breathing space on that score.

Leeds have avoided stumping up in full for new signings, but they have already spent the money raised by selling Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips.

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Leeds have not started paying Adams transfer fee yet

The report says Leeds will end up paying around £20 million for Adams, who is a key part of their midfield rebuild under Jesse Marsch.

Leeds needed more midfield depth anyway, with Marcelo Bielsa operating with thin options in that area of the pitch during his reign.

And the exit of Phillips meant even more was needed but Adams has already made an impressive start to that unenviable task.

The report adds that Leeds raised around £90 million from the sales of their two biggest stars and spent about the same as that on their incomings.

The squad has been reshaped to Marsch’s wishes and the results have been clear for all to see so far this season, despite the weekend setback at Brentford.

It has been a tough ask for Marsch to come in and take the club on from the Bielsa era but he is making a good fist of it so far, although he needs to raise morale after Saturday’s 5-2 loss.

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