Bournemouth sign US captain Tyler Adams from Leeds in £20m deal | Bournemouth

Bournemouth have signed the United States captain Tyler Adams on a five-year deal from Leeds after triggering his £20m ($25.5m) release clause. The 24-year-old midfielder, who joined Leeds last summer from RB Leipzig, is the club’s eighth signing under their new manager, Andoni Iraola.

Adams had been close to moving to Chelsea but they pulled out of a deal to prioritise getting Moisés Caicedo and Roméo Lavia amid competition from Liverpool. Adams is the ninth player sold or loaned out by Leeds since their relegation from the Premier League.

Bournemouth’s chief executive, Neill Blake, said: “We’re thrilled to have brought Tyler to the club and he is a player we’ve admired for a long time. It’s been widely documented how much his talents have been recognised in this transfer window by other clubs, so to have him sign for AFC Bournemouth shows the ambition we have as a club.

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“Tyler is an exciting player who possesses plenty of experience for someone that is just 24 years of age and we’re looking forward to working with him as he’s a player we know will be a great addition to our squad.”

Bournemouth are owned by the US businessman Bill Foley, who owns and founded the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights.