Bournemouth’s ambition in the Premier League showcases no signs of slowing down. Recent reports indicate their intention to activate the $25million release clause of Tyler Adams, Leeds’ versatile American midfielder.
Adams’ time at Elland Road has been the topic of much transfer speculation, especially after Leeds‘ unexpected drop to the Championship. This young USMNT talent, at 24, seems poised to embrace the EPL again and move away from Leeds United.
Interestingly, Chelsea was on the brink of inking a deal with the midfielder. Although, this deal fizzled out when Chelsea re-committed to signing Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, despite both Chelsea and Leeds shaking hands over the $25m clause for Adams.
Adams still recovering from injury last March
However, Adams isn’t immediately fit to grace the field. An unfortunate hamstring injury during training last March saw him sidelined after needing surgery. This setback has kept him off the pitch for both Leeds and the US mens national team, with a return expected post the September international fixtures.
With clubs like Brighton, Aston Villa, and Manchester United reportedly inquiring about Adams, Bournemouth is pressing the pedal on the negotiations.
Bournemouth avoided relegation last season exhibited by some spirited performances. This continued in the first match of the Premier League season after their draw with West Ham, leveling the score after trailing to a goal by Jarrod Bowen.
With Adams potentially being their ninth addition, Bournemouth is asserting itself as one of the most proactive teams in this summer’s transfer proceedings led by new manager Andoni Iraola. The Cherries’ strategy is clear: a revamped and reinforced squad for the season ahead.