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Bournemouth defender clinches new deal

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AFC Bournemouth defender Owen Bevan has signed a new contract with the Cherries, extending his stay on the south coast at least until the end of the 2027/28 season.

The 20-year-old is a product of AFC Bournemouth’s youth system and has previously been in included in Wales under-21 squad.

He made his debut for the Cherries in August 2022 as a 74th-minute substitute against Norwich City in the Football League Cup under former AFC Bournemouth head coach Scott Parker. A week later he was handed his Premier League debut, playing the final 8 minutes at Anfield against Liverpool in Parker’s final game in charge of the club.

Bevan spent the remainder of that season out on loan with Yeovil Town, making 31 appearances in the National League and scoring his first-ever senior goal.

Last season he spent the first half of the campaign on loan with League One side Cheltenham Town, making 14 appearances in all competitions. Following AFC Bournemouth owner Bill Foley’s investment in Scottish Premiership side Hibernian, Bevan moved north of the border on loan again, however, an injury saw him return to the south coast without making an appearance.

Speaking to, Bevan said…

“I am delighted to sign this new long-term contract. It is another four years on my journey here and I can’t wait for the new season to start.

“The club have always supported me. When I’ve been out on loan and done well, they have rewarded me and it shows a lot of faith in me. I can use that and push on again.

“I was disappointed the injury prevented me from going on loan to Hibs last season but I’m fit and raring to go.

“I’ve been training during the off season and did a few extra weeks at the end of last season so, hopefully, I’ll hit the ground running on the first day of pre-season.

“I want to play at AFC Bournemouth for many years, I want to play in the Premier League and have a lot of success here.”

Your say…

Waz afcb said…

I don’t believe it’s realistic for him to move from the level that he was playing at, straight to a PL squad player. It rarely works like that. He needs another loan at a higher level first, maybe SPL next season and championship the season after that. Similar path to Hill. Hopefully, he makes it with us eventually but I will be amazed if it’s next season. – To join the conversation, click here.

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