Bournemouth complete signing of USA captain Adams from Leeds in a £23m deal

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New Bournemouth signing Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams during a Premier League match last season.

Bournemouth have signed United States captain Tyler Adams on a five-year deal from Championship side Leeds United for a reported £23m plus add-ons.

The 24-year-old midfielder, who joined Leeds last summer, is the Cherries’ eighth summer signing under new manager Andoni Iraola.

Adams was relegated with Leeds last season but has been linked with a host of clubs, including Chelsea and Liverpool, in this window.

Bournemouth 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.

“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.”

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Bournemouth lost their first away match of the season 3-1 at Anfield with Liverpool needing goals from Luis Diaz, Mo Salah and Diogo Jota to respond to a third-minute strike from Antoine Semenyo, and played the final half an hour with 10 men after Alexis Mac Allister’s home debut was cut short in the 58th minute.

The Cherries goalscorer Semenyo was the one change Andoni Iraola made to his starting line-up and the January signing from Bristol City suggested he is fully over the shin surgery he had at the end of last season with a strong display.

“He was really good (last week against West Ham) when he came in and gave us a lot of energy for 20 minutes,” Iraola said. “He has been training well and here he has scored. He finished really tired like a lot of players did but it’s good news.

“I think he can play both wings and as a number nine. He is physically powerful and we need this.”