Nottingham Forest are in the race to sign Leeds United star Tyler Adams this summer and they’ve now discovered how much he could cost. The Whites were relegated from the Premier League during 2022/23 and now they could lose some stars.
Adams is wanted by several interested parties. Forest are in the race but they are competing with the likes of Liverpool and Aston Villa to snare the 24-year-old from Elland Road.
Signing him won’t be easy for Forest though; with Leeds holding out for a somewhat huge transfer fee. It’s been claimed today by The Athletic that the Whites’ star has a release clause in the region of £20 million in his contract.
Adams enjoyed a sound 2022/23 campaign at Elland Road. He played 27 times for the club and his numbers were among the most impressive in the whole league for a defensive midfielder.
Arguably the reason that Leeds were relegated was down to Adams picking up an injury. The man with 36 caps for the United States missed the final 12 games of the campaign and that was seriously detrimental.
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Given the reasonable price tag, many clubs will feel they’ve got a chance to land Adams this summer. Forest could be one of them and they’re likely to be watching this one closely.
Forest want Ibrahim Sangare from PSV. It’s thought that he’s the top target, but Adams is definitely among an extensive list of transfer potential for the Reds.
Forest target Adams has relatively low release clause
Jesse Marsch was a big fan of Adams. After signing him for Leeds he called him ‘special’; tipping him to take the Premier League by storm after adding him to his squad.
Adams would be a remarkable signing for Forest. He was one of the top performers in the Premier League when it comes to defensive midfielders last season and it’s no surprise there is vast interest.
However, Forest will have to tread carefully with Adams. Spending £20 million on Adams would look like very good business but his injury problems at present do provide a bit of a concern.
Spending such an amount on one player wouldn’t be too detrimental to the budget. However, Forest are only likely to sign one defensive midfielder; with Sangare a top target too.
Adams is quality and it remains to be seen just how strongly Forest feel about him. If a deal could be struck with Forest activating the player’s release clause, he could prove to be a very useful signing.