For around a month now AFC Bournemouth have been reportedly interested in signing Artur Boruc’s Poland team-mate Bartlomiej Dragowski.
The 21-year-old Fiorentina goalkeeper had been heavily linked with a move to South coast neighbours Southampton with a reported fee of €10 million made during the first weekend of June.
However further reports attributed to Italian website alfredopedulla.com claimed that AFC Bournemouth guzumped Southampton with an €11 million bid plus bonuses.
As with most summer transfer rumours, the trail then went cold.
However, it would appear that the offer has remained on the table and Dragowski is still mulling things over.
But despite this “the goalkeeper has reportedly put everything transfer related ‘on standby’, which also included a chance to head out on loan Lecce.”
The reason? An admirable one indeed, he sees the opportunity to finally take the number one shirt at Fiorentina, something he has aspired towards for three seasons.
The report concluded, “It doesn’t sound like he’s rejected Bournemouth entirely, but as things stand, his intentions for the coming season are fairly clear.”
I don’t know anything about him, but I’d be much happier if this deal went through when compared to some of the other keepers we’ve been linked with. Jack Butland is overpriced, Joe Hart is error-prone and it appears Pope was never really an option. Boruc can help mentor Dragowski and will probably help attract him in the first place.
Based on nothing more than the above….sign him up. – Join the conversation, click here.