Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams may be set to leave West Yorkshire as Premier League side Bournemouth have triggered his £20m relegation release clause.
That is according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who claimed that the Cherries are “optimistic” that a deal can be negotiated between themselves and Adams, who is reported to be “keen on the move at this stage”.
Bournemouth have followed Chelsea in triggering Tyler Adams’ release clause for £20m 🚨🔴🍒 #AFCB
Club now optimistic to get deal done as player is keen on the move at this stage.
Chelsea left negotiations for Adams as they wanted to sign Caicedo and Lavia. pic.twitter.com/1RjBPmhlk9
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 14, 2023
The development comes after Chelsea pulled out of a move for Adams last week, as they opted to sign midfielders Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia instead, who used to play for Brighton and Southampton, respectively.
Adams arrived at Elland Road for a £20m fee from RB Leipzig last summer, as Leeds attempted to fill the hole in defensive midfield created by Kalvin Phillips’ departure to Manchester City in the same transfer window.
The American international quickly endeared himself to the Leeds faithful through both his combative style on the pitch, and his ability to cut out dangerous opposition attacks in order to help his team secure possession.
Now, despite claims that Leeds’ owners 49ers Enterprises were keen on keeping the USMNT captain in order to spearhead an immediate return to the top-flight, Bournemouth appear close to completing a transfer.
The 24-year-old is currently injured, and has not made an appearance for Leeds so far this term, in either pre-season or competitive action.
Were Adams to complete his move to the Cherries he would be the latest in a long line of Elland Road departures this summer, with Whites boss Daniel Farke having signed just four players in this window so far.