As per Fabrizio Romano, Tyler Adams is set to complete a £20m move from Leeds United to Bournemouth.
An agreement has been reached between the two sides, and the deal is set to be finalized within the next 24 hours, with the midfielder set to sign a contract after the completion of his medical- which has been booked to take place in London later today (Friday).
The Cherries are believed to have triggered the players £20m release clause, which became active following Leeds’ relegation to the Championship last season, and will see the Yorkshire club sell Adams for the same fee they purchased him for from RB Leipzig last summer.
Furthermore, The USMNT international will sign for the South Coast club after he was previously set to make a move to Chelsea. This 24-year-old had already travelled to London in order to finalize the move, however the deal eventually collapsed following Moisés Caicedo’s British record £115m move to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
A product of the Red Bull system, which prioritizes high-pressing, intensity and directness in their playing style, Adams impressed in his debut Premier League season with his endless energy and ability to cover ground, read play, and win the ball back for his team- making the fourth most tackles in the league. This was despite the hamstring injury he suffered in March 2023, which limited him to just 24 league appearances and kept him out for the end of the season- a period in which he was heavily missed by The Whites as they failed to secure Premier League survival.
It is understood that Adams is close to returning from this injury, and he is expected to be available after September’s international break- as he will look to make an impact at the Vitality Stadium alongside their seven other new arrivals this summer.
The move would take Bournemouth’s transfer spend to over £100m this window, as they look to bolster their new manager Andoni Iraola’s squad heading into the new campaign. The likes of Milos Kerkez, Hamed Junior Traoré, and Justin Kluivert have all joined from European sides, whilst talented England youth internationals Alex Scott and Max Aarons have both arrived from Championship sides Bristol City and Norwich respectively.
Travis Levison | Get Football