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Chelsea have got a bargain with £20m Tyler Adams buy – USMNT captain now must prove he’s good enough to start: GOAL grades 2023’s biggest summer transfers



All summer long, GOAL’s Mark Doyle will be handing out grades for the biggest transfers from around the worldFor some football fans, the off-season is the part of the calendar that they look forward to the most, as that can only mean one thing: It’s time for transfers! Over the next weeks and months, the biggest names will be linked with the biggest clubs, with speculation set to go into overdrive.

We all know that some transfers turn out well for all parties involved, but there are plenty where at least one of the clubs, or even the player, are left wondering what might have been had they made a different decision while at the negotiating table.

GOAL is here, then, to ensure you know who did the best out of every massive deal before the ink is even dry on the contracts. Throughout the summer window, we will be grading every done deal as it happens, letting you track the big winners – and losers – of transfer season. A tough transfer to take, albeit wholly unsurprising. Because of the buy-out clause in Adams’ contract, Leeds haven’t made a penny on a player they only signed from RB Leipzig last summer for £20m. Relegation is obviously the main reason why he’s leaving, of course, and the sad thing is that if the American hadn’t suffered a season-ending injury in March, the Yorkshire outfit might well have beaten the drop. His presence in the middle of the park was that important to Leeds’ survival bid. His departure brings in some much-needed cash but not as much as it could have done.