Two players have left AFC Bournemouth this week, one on a permanent basis with a second on a short-term loan deal.
The first to depart was goalkeeper Adam Federici, who has been the third choice at Dean Court for the past twelve months behind Asmir Begovic and Artur Boruc.
The Australian international, who has also suffered from various injuries in recent months has joined Stoke City following their relegation to the Championship.
On Monday the Stoke Sentinel had reported that Federici was being lined up as a new second choice shot-stopper at Stoke following Lee Grant’s move to Manchester United.
The paper went on to add…
Stoke City have set their sights on Bournemouth’s Adam Federici and Brighton’s out-of-contract Tim Krul as they scour the country for a new number two.
Federici will have at least one familiar face around the training ground with former AFC Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe also at Stoke City, a move that was concluded just days after his permanent move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Federici has signed a two-year-contract with Stoke City and told their official website…
“I am so excited, this is a big Club and I am just looking forward to getting to work now and helping get this Club back where it belongs.”
“I’ve had a frustrating past 12 months or so, my future has been up in the air, but this is a great move for me and I just want to work hard, get back to being the goalkeeper I was and helping Stoke City.”
“I have played in the Championship before, I know how tough and demanding it is but I also know what it takes to be successful and win promotion too, so hopefully I can come in and play a part.”
Also like to thank @afcbournemouth and wish them all the best for the up coming season
— adam federici (@federici32) July 4, 2018
The second player to depart was AFC Bournemouth development striker Mikael Ndjoli.
The 19-year-old was in emphatic form last season scoring 30 goals as the Cherries finished third in the southern division of the Central League.
At this stage of his career, some competitive football is imperative to his development and he has joined Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on loan for the next six months.
The third player who could be set to leave is striker Lewis Grabban.
Previous reports had suggested that 30-year-old Grabban was Nottingham Forest’s number one summer transfer target.
However, they have since signed Algerian international striker Hillal Soudani from Dinamo Zagreb.
But the Nottingham Post does not believe that their interest in Grabban has lessened due to their latest acquisition.
Nottingham Forest’s capture of Hillal Soudani has not lessened their appetite to sign Lewis Grabban, the report stated before adding…
Aitor Karanka remains keen to further bolster his attacking arsenal and it is understood that further talks have been held over a deal to land experienced front man Grabban in the last few days.
Federici signs for Stoke
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