AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes Brett Pitman’s return to Dean Court is another sign of intent by the Cherries.
Pitman left AFC Bournemouth for Championship side Bristol City in August 2010 for a reported fee of £800,000.
The striker went on to score 20 goals in 81 appearances (36 starts) before talks in the summer meant he looked likely to leave the club, with the Cherries and then Eddie Howe’s Burnley interested in signing the 24 year old.
With Howe now back on the south coast, the Cherries have made a fresh move for Pitman, with the striker initially returning on loan before a permanent deal is agreed in January.
The Daily Echo believe the undisclosed figure to be in the region of £60,000, while Pitman has agreed a new three and a half year deal.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
“When you get the chance to sign someone of Brett`s quality and calibre, it`s not an easy one to turn down…’
‘…Hopefully, he will come in and continue where he left off (with Bournemouth).
“He is still a good age and it`s a great deal for the football club. It`s a statement of intent to show that the club means business…’
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