AFC Bournemouth have completed the permanent transfer of Marc Wilson from Premier League rivals Stoke City.
The 28 year old centre back, returns to Dean Court nine years after his last spell on the south coast.
Wilson previously played for AFC Bournemouth during two loan spells in 2007. In total Wilson made 27 appearances, split across the 2006/07 and 2007/08 seasons.
He would go on to break into the side at parent club Portsmouth and play 31 times in the Premier League before a move to Stoke following Pompey’s relegation from the top flight of English football.
Between August 2010 and January 2016, Wilson made 176 appearances for Stoke including 146 Premier League appearances, but has been frustrated with a lack of appearances since the turn of the year.
The Republic of Ireland international was seen at Dean Court on Sunday and watched the game between the Cherries and Manchester United.
Various reports suggest a fee of around £1.5-£2million has been agreed between the two clubs, however the official fee is undisclosed.
Wilson has agreed a two year contract.
Wilson told afcb.co.uk…
“I am delighted to be back on the south coast, I know a lot of the guys down here and as soon I heard the interest from the club it was very appealing to me…’
“…Hopefully we can do as well as possible this year, I didn`t come to AFC Bournemouth to play in a team that`s going to get relegated. I see a lot of positives in this team.
“The aim must be to finish better than we did last season – that would be a very good stepping stone…’
Good signing, this. Not going to set the world on fire but that is a great piece of business at 2 million. Almost impossible to get that kind of experience at this level for that money. – Join the conversation here.
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