Leeds midfielder Tyler Adams is closing in on a move to Chelsea.
The London club have reportedly triggered the USMNT midfielder’s relegation release clause said to be worth around £20million.
Tyler Adams to Chelsea – heading for the final throes.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 10, 2023
Adams joined Leeds United last summer amidst a string of signings made by former coach Jesse Marsch.
The midfielder was brought in alongside big money signings Brenden Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra and Rasmus Kristensen among others.
Unfortunately Adams’ season was cut short with an injury which ruled him out just after the 2022 World Cup.
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has been looking to add midfield depth to the team this summer, with Moises Caicedo also a transfer target.
According to Fabrizio Romano, negotiations to sign Adams took over 10 days, to agree personal terms.
Tyler Adams to Chelsea, here we go! The relegation clause worth £20m has been activated today 🚨🔵🇺🇸 #CFC
Agreement reached with player’s agent in London over personal terms and now medical tests to follow — after 10 days negotiations, deal now done. pic.twitter.com/Dmvo70FibB
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 10, 2023
The USMNT captain will undergo a medical over the next 24 hours.
A very eventful week at Elland Road, after Bournemouth hijacked a move for Max Aarons, amidst injury blows to Captain Liam Cooper and other key first team players.
Elland Road has already seen eight first team departures, including Rodrigo Moreno, Joel Robles, Max Wober and Brenden Aaronson.
So far, Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea has been the only permanent first team signing. Leeds are still searching for reinforcements after a string of injuries to first team players after their first game of the season against Cardiff.