According to reports, Liverpool “could turn” to Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams to help solve their number six dilemma, but they would face competition if they did so since Bournemouth had triggered the player’s £20 million release clause.
Romeo Lavia of Southampton is also set to move to Stamford Bridge for a fee that could reach £55 million, while Liverpool missed out on a deal for Brighton’s Moises Caicedo because he joined Chelsea in a deal worth £115 million.
After selling seasoned midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson to clubs in Saudi Arabia, Jurgen Klopp’s team is now short on options in defensive midfield, according to Paul Joyce of The Times. The Merseyside club may now turn to Adams as they seek to strengthen their midfield.
With the Argentinean playing deeper than usual, it meant Alexis MacAllister started in the anchor position in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
Following the Whites’ relegation from the Premier League the previous season, BBC Sport reports that Bournemouth has activated the player’s release clause, which is said to be worth £20 million. Adams joined Elland Road from RB Leipzig last summer for about the same price and had a successful debut season in England.
The Cherries have already added seven players to their roster this window, and new manager Andoni Iraola has no plans to slow down that process.
Adams appeared to be moving to Chelsea last week, but talks fell through when the parties involved couldn’t agree on the midfielder’s proposed move to London.
Although it was reported that Chelsea had triggered the player’s release clause, their acquisitions of Lavia and Caicedo took priority, preventing Adams from completing a transfer.
The fact that Adams is still recovering from a hamstring injury and isn’t expected to resume training until next month is one factor that might discourage the Reds from making a move. During his Thursday press conference prior to Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Birmingham City, Leeds manager Daniel Farke chose not to comment on the rumors involving the midfielder.
He still has three weeks until team training, according to Farke. He is nearing the end of his rehabilitation, so I don’t anticipate him joining the action before the international break.
He won’t be back for a few weeks, and even if some business is conducted behind the scenes, that is not the topic of my discussion. When business is completed, I will only comment. Until then, there won’t be any comments from my end. “.