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Cherries complete £10million signing

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AFC Bournemouth have signed Marcus Tavenier from Middlesbrough.

The Cherries completed the undisclosed deal for the 23-year-old earlier this week.

Whilst the transfer fee is officially undisclosed, it has been widely reported, including by Athletic reporter Ahmed Shooble, that the fee is an initial £10million plus add-ons.

Marcus Tavernier, who is a versatile player, has agreed to a five-year contract on the south coast.

Tavernier came through the youth systems at Newcastle United and joined Middlesbrough at the age of fourteen.

He made his debut in the Football League Cup in August 2017 and just two months later he was representing England at Under-19 level. He went on to make 8 appearances for the Under-19’s and would go on to play 15 times for England Under-20’s.

During the 2017/18 season, Tavernier made 16 appearances in all competitions including 8 appearances whilst on loan with the club from stadium:MK.

The 2018/19 campaign, saw Tavernier make 27 appearances in all comps, however, only two of those were starts in the Championship.

The following season was somewhat of a breakthrough for Tavernier making 40 appearances in all competitions including 27 starts in the English second tier.

Over the following two campaigns, Tavernier has added 73 Championship appearances to his overall career appearances, during his spell with Middlesbrough he scored 15 goals and claimed 15 assists.

Tavernier adds options to AFC Bournemouth head coach Scott Parker’s side, being able to operate all across midfield and as a wing-back.

AFC Bournemouth Chief Executive Neill Blake told

“We are very pleased to have brought Marcus in. He was one of the stand out performers in the Championship last season, and will be a good fit with our squad.

“He has a great pedigree, tremendous energy and is a versatile young player who can play a number of different positions.

“Marcus was attracting a great deal of interest and we are delighted he has decided to join us. Everyone at the club is looking forward to working with him.”

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northstandmark wrote…

A really solid signing that. He’ll be a decent player for us over the coming years, in whichever division that is.

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