The last American at Leeds United has finally left as it was announced on Saturday that Tyler Adams made his return to the Premier League after signing with Bournemouth.
The midfielder has signed a five-year contract with the Cherries after both teams agreed to a reported $30.5 million transfer fee. The move ends his year-long stint with the Yorkshire side that was relegated from England’s top tier last season.
Adams’ season ended abruptly with Leeds as he went down with a hamstring injury that required surgery in March. He did not play for the team in their first two games in the EFL Championship as speculation about his future at the club started to pick up steam.
After a failed transfer to Chelsea and interest from Aston Villa and Liverpool, Bournemouth finally won outright the services of the U.S. men’s national team captain as they look to stay clear of the relegation zone.
“We’re thrilled to have brought Tyler to the club and he is a player we’ve admired for a long time,” Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said in a statement. “It’s been widely documented how much his talents have been recognized in this transfer window by other clubs, so to have him sign for AFC Bournemouth shows the ambition we have as a club.
“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 started their Premier League campaign last weekend with a 1-1 tie with West Ham United. They suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to Liverpool.
Adams could see his first action with his new team when they welcome Tottenham to the Vitality Stadium next weekend.