Date: 17th June 2016 at 2:18pm
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AFC Bournemouth striker Tokelo Rantie is reportedly in talks to move to Danish Superliga runners-up SonderjyskE.

The Cherries signed the then 22 year old forward from Swedish Allsvenskan side Malmo FF for a club record transfer fee in August 2013.

The official fee was undisclosed but reports suggested that the deal could rise to around £2.6million.

The South African international signed a four year deal to make the move to Dean Court, with the Cherries beating Scottish champions Celtic and former UEFA Cup finalists Middlesbrough to his signature.

Rantie came through the youth system in South Africa and played for the Orlando Pirates before making his first move to Europe in Sweden.

Rantie scored a hat-trick on his competitive debut for Malmö FF against Sandvikens IF in the Svenska Cupen (Swedish Cup) before also scoring on his league debut against GIF Sundsvall.

But he struggled to settle in the Championship scoring 3 times in 31 appearances during his first season on the south coast.

The following season saw Rantie make just 16 appearances adding 2 more goals to his tally, whilst last season he made just 6 appearances before not being included in the Cherries 25 man Premier League squad for the second half of the season.

With a fully fit Callum Wilson and the January signings of Benik Afobe and Lewis Grabban pushing Rantie further down the pecking order, his agent Dario Slomic has confirmed that discussions have begun over a move away from Dean Court.

Speaking to Danish sports magazine Tipsbladet as quoted by the Daily Echo Slomic said…

‘I can confirm that there is concrete interest from a club in Denmark. We are in dialogue with Bournemouth about a transfer,’

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