Date: 1st September 2016 at 7:18am
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Alongside the headline grabbing move of Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere to AFC Bournemouth, there were also some significant other moves on transfer deadline day.

Following the announcement of 24 year old England international Jack Wilshere on a season long loan…

…the Cherries also announced the signing of Romanian youth international Mihai Dobre from FC Viitorul Constanta.

The 18 year old will join the development squad.

AFC Bournemouth development squad coach Stephen Purches told

‘Mihai is a player our recruitment department have known about for some time, He`ll add further competition for places within the under-21s and we`re looking forward to working with him – we are excited about his potential and future at AFC Bournemouth.’

A trio of youngsters also departed Dean Court on a temporary basis.

Brandon Goodship and Sam Matthews both joined National League side Braintree Town on loan until January, whilst Sam Surridge joined National League South side Poole Town, also until January.

Earlier in the day…

Midfielder Eunan O’Kane left the Cherries after four years at Dean Court. The Republic Of Ireland midfielder played over 100 times for the Cherries across three divisions, helping the side to promotions from League One in 2013 and the Championship in 2015.

He has joined Leeds United on a two year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Left back Rhoys Wiggins, who only re-joined the club in February and is yet to make a competitive appearance for AFC Bournemouth has joined Championship side Birmingham City on a half season loan deal with an option to extend for the full season.

Development squad defender Baily Cargill joined League One side Gillingham on a half season loan deal.

But despite interest from Championship duo Bristol City and Derby County, Lewis Grabban remained on the south coast.

As did Maxi Gradel, who was the subject of a late bid from an unnamed club.

Your Say…

kirsikka wrote…

‘What didn’t happen on transfer deadline day

Gradel didn’t leave.

Grabban didn’t leave.

Afobe didn’t leave.

Pugh didn’t leave.

Mings didn’t leave.

All of whom had been mooted on here at one point or another of late as possibly out either on loan or for good.

Eddie is obviously happy with the options available to him and chose to keep the squad together. At least as an important development as the big signing of the day. Or that chap from Arsenal.
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