Asmir Begovic swaps Chelsea for Bournemouth

Bosnia goalkeeper will move to the Cherries

BY Raf Diallo 17:47 Tuesday 30 May 2017, 17:47 30 May 2017

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. Adam Davy/PA Wire/PA Images

Bournemouth have completed the signing of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Premier League champions Chelsea.

It is understood that the Bosnia international is moving to the English south coast club for a fee of about £10 million (€11.5 million).

They say he has signed a "long-term" contract with the club and will join on July 1st.

Speaking to the Bournemouth official website, Begovic said regular football was a key part of his reasoning for making a move from Chelsea.

"AFC Bournemouth is an exciting, ambitious club which has everything in place for a very bright future," he said.

"Being part of a title-winning team at Chelsea was amazing but I felt now was the right time to move on because I want to be playing regular football.

"I am coming into an important part of my career and I want to show people what I am capable of.

"When I spoke to Eddie Howe I knew AFC Bournemouth was the right club for me and I want to bring my experience to the squad, both on and off the pitch.

"I’m really excited to be part of the journey here and hope I can help take the club to another level."

Begovic made just eight appearances in all competitions last season for Chelsea, including just two in the Premier League.

 

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