Liverpool can now sign Leeds United’s Tyler Adams in a simple transfer this summer as the USA midfielder included a relegation release clause in his contract at Elland Road.

That is according to The Athletic, which reports that Adams ensured his contract has a break clause when joining Leeds last July. The Whites paid RB Leipzig around £20m to get the 24-year-old on a five-year deal. But he can now leave Elland Road for a sum in the same region.

Adams was one of the shining lights of an otherwise disappointing season for Leeds as they returned to the Championship. He regularly stood out among the doldrums that the Whites endured. But a hamstring injury ended his season in March and he is still recovering from it.

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Tyler Adams has interest from Liverpool and Aston Villa

Leeds would only win in two of the 12 games that Adams sat out as they suffered relegation from the Premier League. Jesse Marsch, who called the Wappingers Falls-born star ‘special’, Michael Skubala and Javi Gracia had started Adams in all 24 of his league matches last term.

Carrying an injury into the summer has so far stopped Adams from joining the raft of names to secure transfers away from Leeds. He is unlikely to return to action until the international break in September at the earliest. But multiple teams have still shown an interest in a deal.

Aston Villa have considered making a move for the 36-cap midfielder as they now plan for a European tour. While the Daily Mail noted in June that West Ham United made an approach to discuss terms. 90min also linked Adams with a possible transfer to Liverpool during June.

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Leeds could hold on to wantaway Adams due to his injury

Liverpool held internal discussions at Anfield about signing Adams from Leeds alongside the Reds’ £55m move for Alexis Mac Allister. The Whites’ relegation encouraged the Merseyside outfit to consider a deal. TEAMtalk also noted in June that Liverpool checked his availability.

Additionally, TEAMtalk noted that Adams had even told Leeds that he wants to leave Elland Road this summer. He is determined to remain a Premier League player following the club’s relegation. But Adams being sidelined until September could cost him any summer transfer.

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