AFC Bournemouth midfielder and vice-captain Andrew Surman has agreed on a contract extension with the Cherries.
The 31-year-old has signed a new contract which will run till the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
Surman is currently enjoying his third spell at the club after initially spending two loan spells at Dean Court.
The first whilst a Southampton player in 2005 and the second as a Norwich City player eight years later. He eventually joined on a permanent basis in 2014 and is now just three appearances short of his 200th appearance for AFC Bournemouth in all competitions.
That looked likely to come last season, as Surman and Harry Arter began the campaign as the first choice midfield. But as the season progressed, Surman dropped down the pecking order behind England international Lewis Cook and Dan Gosling.
Surman told afcb.co.uk…
“I’m really pleased to sign, I love playing for this club and I have loved my time here so far.
“It has been a great time to have been part of the club, so to extend my time further is a great achievement.
“From a personal point of view, I want to help the club finish higher than we did last season.”
I’m struggling slightly here a bit like I struggled with Franno. I know they are jolly old boys who are great for the club blah blah blah but they are both now contracted for the next two years and they aren’t the future of this club.
Someone will be along and explain it is a good thing. Yet Eddie states we are having difficulty getting in new talent, so why doesn’t he just up the price in his search instead of extending our bloated wage bill on the old guard. – Join the conversation, click here