Tyler Adams:Bournemouth sign USA midfielder

Last updated : 25 August 2023 By .

Bournemouth have signed midfielder Tyler Adams from Leeds United for a fee understood to be in excess of £20m.

Adams, 24, who has signed a five-year deal, only joined Leeds from RB Leipzig on a five-year contract last summer.

However he has moved on following the Elland Road club's relegation from the Premier League last season.

It was thought Bournemouth had activated a £20m release clause in the player's contract however it is understood the fee for Adams is significantly higher than £20m and does not involve a release clause.

The United States international made 26 appearances for Leeds during the 2022-23 campaign.

However, he did not play after having surgery on a hamstring injury at the end of March.

Adams had looked set to move to Chelsea this summer but nothing materialised between Chelsea and the Whites.

Adams is manager Andoni Iraola's seventh summer signing and will form part of a new-look midfield alongside England U20 star Alex Scott, 19, who joined from Bristol City earlier this month for a reported £25m.

The Cherries, who started their Premier League campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to West Ham before losing 3-1 at Liverpool on Saturday, finished last season in 15th under previous boss Gary O'Neil.