By Daniel Lewis

17th Nov, 2023 | 12:10pm

Leeds United: 'Incredibly frustrating' Tyler Adams situation slammed after Elland Road exit

Journalist Tom Crocker says the Bournemouth career of Tyler Adams has been “incredibly frustrating” since his move from Leeds United.

Adams arrived at the Vitality Stadium in a £20million deal [The Guardian] in August after Bournemouth triggered his release clause.

However, the United States international has been restricted to just one appearance so far due to injury, and will not play again until next year.

Asked how frustrating Adams’ time has been so far, Bournemouth Daily Echo reporter Crocker told Leeds Live [17 November]: “Incredibly frustrating.

“Defensive midfielder was the number one priority in the transfer window, to replace Jefferson Lerma.

“Everyone at the club and in the fanbase seemed very happy to get Adams in to fill that role.

“But he has played just 20 minutes for the club and is now set for another lengthy spell out.

“His character and leadership is something the team needs and a lot of hope going forwards is pinned on him being fit and firing.”


Bournemouth knew Adams was carrying an injury when he arrived, but they surely did not expect him to effectively be sidelined until 2024.

The American played 20 minutes in September’s Carabao Cup tie with Stoke City, but that is all Bournemouth fans have seen of him to date.

Cherries boss Andoni Iraola confirmed on 30 September that Adams “will be out at least three or four months” after undergoing another operation.

Nobody will be more frustrated than Adams, who had already undergone hamstring surgery in March in an attempt to rectify the issue.

The major concern for Bournemouth is that the 24-year-old never truly recovers from the problem, but nobody would wish that on him.

As disappointing as it was to see Adams depart, hopefully the midfielder can put his issues behind him next year and kick-start his career.

On the face of it, though, Leeds will be glad to have received the money when they did.

In other Leeds United news, Don Goodman has predicted where Daniel Farke’s men will finish in the Championship this season.