Bournemouth plans continue with goalkeeper deal

Adam Federici has joined Bournemouth on a three-year contract, becoming the second goalkeeper to join the club in a matter of days.

Earlier this week the Cherries confirmed the signing of Poland international Artur Boruc, who kept goal for them on 37 occasions during their successful Championship winning campaign of 2014/15. These outings came during a loan spell from Southampton, who have now allowed the 35-year-old to make the transfer to their new Premier League rivals on a permanent basis.

Whilst Boruc will expect to be the number one choice for Eddie Howe when the 2015/16 season begins, he will now face stiff competition in the shape of Federici. The 30-year-old Australia international, who was part of the Socceroos World Cup Finals squad of 2010, has spent the past decade at Reading, but has now joined Bournemouth following the expiry of his contract.

“It was difficult to leave Reading because I had been there an extremely long time,” Federici told the official website of the newly promoted club. “I had a lot of success there and the fans were great for me, but I thought it was time I moved on. I’m looking forward to joining something special down here. It’s a team I admired last season, watching how they play their football.”

Meanwhile, Eddie Howe is also hoping to conclude a loan deal for Christian Atsu, who would become the third new arrival at the Goldsands Stadium. The Ghana international joined Chelsea from Porto in September 2013 but has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge, and spent last season at Everton for whom he made 13 appearances in all competitions.

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