Rival interest from Chelsea has prompted Aston Villa to take action, as they are reportedly planning to activate the £25 million ($31.8m) release clause in Tyler Adams’ contract at Leeds.
During the 2022-23 season, the 24-year-old displayed impressive performances for Leeds, emerging as one of their standout players. Despite his contributions, Leeds suffered relegation to the Championship, leading to speculation about Adams’ future.
Brighton has already made an offer slightly below his release clause, while Chelsea, Nottingham Forest, and Everton are also in the mix, vying to offer the USMNT star a return to the Premier League.
Daily Mail reports that Villa aims to counter competition for Adams by triggering his £25m release clause, and they are currently awaiting the player’s response. Unai Emery is actively reshaping the squad for the upcoming 2023-24 season, which includes Villa’s participation in European competitions.
While Chelsea’s main focus remains on Moises Caicedo from Brighton, they also have an interest in Southampton’s Romeo Lavia. However, the high price tags of these players have posed significant obstacles, making Adams an attractive and more affordable alternative for the club.