Bournemouth are expected to complete a club record £8million deal for Tyrone Mings, a player who has been linked with a host of clubs in recent months.
The youngster is regarded as one of the best talents in England outside of the Premier League, and Ipswich Town’s failure to join the elite looks certain to cost them his services. The Tractor Boys enjoyed a fairly impressive 2014/15 campaign, but their bid for promotion fell short at the semi-final playoff stage when they lost over two legs to their archrivals Norwich City.
Mings played 44 times in all competitions for the Portman Road club during course of the season, and his performances led to speculation linking him with Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion and even FA Cup winners Arsenal. However, it appears as though he is heading to the Goldsands Stadium instead, to join the side which topped the Championship last term.
It is being reported that Bournemouth have agreed an £8million fee for the signature of the 22-year-old, with former Aberdeen winger Ryan Fraser heading in the opposite direction. This will make Mings the most expensive signing in the history of the Premier League new-boys, once the transfer has officially been confirmed upon imminent completion of a medical.