Earlier this month AFC Bournemouth announced the signing of 23-year-old Jack Stacey.
The Cherries and Luton Town reportedly agreed on a deal worth £4million with Stacey signing a four-year-deal at Dean Court.
Stacey joined Luton Town on a permanent deal in June 2017 and made 45 appearances during his first season which saw Luton promoted to League One, the following year Stacey made another 50 appearances as Luton completed back-to-back promotions to the Championship.
Jack Stacey proved to be a very popular player at Luton Town. He has been inundated with well-wishes from supporters of his former club and received a glowing review on our very own fan opinion following his move to the south coast.
Unsurprisingly, following a very successful stint at Kenilworth Road the feeling was mutual.
Stacey told the Luton News…
“It was tough, I wouldn’t have left if I didn’t feel like it was the opportunity that I couldn’t turn down, as I was very happy playing for Luton…
“…there was almost a little bit of a feeling of sadness to leave the lads and after the two seasons we’ve had which have been incredible, so I will miss playing there…”
“…At the end of the season I sat down with my agent, he said that there was interest from a number of clubs, Bournemouth were included…”
Based on what I’ve heard of Jack’s attacking style of play, him Smith on the right along with Rico and Kelly’s potential on the left, I think a 4-3-3 with the fullbacks providing the width and a fluid but narrower front three from Wilson, King, Ibe, Brooks and Fraser would be a really exciting set up. Something along the lines of:
I think with the fullback cohort we’re now developing, this is definitely an exciting possibility. I think it would suit Ibe more than the more disciplined winger role, and it would also allow us to put three in the middle of the park which I’ve long thought we need. Just need an attacking midfielder and then for me that’s a good summer. – Join the conversation, click here.