Leeds United star ‘high’ on Aston Villa’s transfer list as Wolves confirm deal with ‘three-year contract’
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Adams enjoyed a brilliant season with Leeds, earning the United States captaincy for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A season-ending injury prior to the final international break proved decisive as Leeds edged towards the relegation places before eventually finishing the campaign in 19th.
However, Leeds are said to want around £40m for the player, who they signed for £20m from RB Leipzig just 12 months ago. It always felt a matter of when not if he would move on from Elland Road after an impressive first campaign, with Leeds’ relegation potentially accelerating his departure.
Villa have already secured the free transfer of Youri Tielemans as Unai Emery looks to add more depth to his midfield, as Villa prepare to play in Europa Conference League next term.
In other news, Wolves have confirmed Ruben Neves’ move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal for a club-record fee, reported to be £47m.
The midfielder joined Wolves from Porto in 2017 but has left with a year remaining on his deal, signing a three-year contract in Saudi Arabia.
Wolves’ sporting director Matt Hobbs said: “Everyone at Wolves would like to thank Ruben for all he has done for the club throughout his six years here. Not only for his effort and commitment as a player, but also as a person off the pitch.
“Ruben is the embodiment of everything you look for when trying to bring players into a football club; a leader, a humble man and an extremely talented footballer who took Wolves to a different level.
“He was part of a great era for this club and will go down as one of our best ever players. We are grateful for everything he has done for Wolves and wish him and his family the very best for the future.”
Neves added: “Six years is a long way. A long time. My kids grew up in Wolverhampton and they were so happy here. Me and my lovely wife will never forget the time we had here as a family, and I hope we can keep this big connection.
“I leave as a player, but I will always be a wolf. No matter what. Thank you for everything, and I will see you in the South Bank – one day.”