By Villa News Speaking to Ty Bracey

17th Jun, 2023 | 7:10pm

Ty Bracey questions Tyler Adams £30m price tag after Aston Villa transfer news emerges

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Ty Bracey has questioned Tyler Adams’ £30million price tag and believes the Aston Villa transfer target would play second fiddle behind Boubacar Kamara and Douglas Luiz if signed.

The Athletic’s Phil Hay reported on 8 June that both Villa and Nottingham Forest were interested in signing the American, just a year after joining Leeds from RB Leipzig.

Adams, 24, has enjoyed a standout first season at Elland Road and was one of few players to come out of the club’s relegation with his reputation intact.

He was also one of the driving forces behind the USMNT qualifying from their group at the Qatar World Cup, impressing in the 0-0 draw against England.

Unai Emery currently has Kamara, Luiz, Leander Dendoncker and new signing Youri Tielemans as his options in the middle of the park.

Speaking exclusively to Villa News, Bracey questioned the price tag of the American, especially after the addition of the Leicester City midfielder on a free transfer this summer.

He said: “I think £30million is a lot of money for a player who wouldn’t even be starting because I think that double pivot of Kamara and Luiz stays under Emery next season.

“I think that price is too high for somebody who would be used in rotation.

“He’s not a bad player at all, but is he someone we will look to get over the, I’m not sure.

“Play him in the right team and he’s a very good player, but I don’t think he will be on Villa’s list this summer, especially after already signing Tielemans as well.”

Tielemans was confirmed as Aston Villa’s first signing of the transfer window last week, joining on a four-year deal.

Emery is expected to pursue further additions over the coming months to deal with the added strain of European football next season.

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