Date: 28th January 2014 at 11:57am
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Former AFC Bournemouth loanee Adam Smith has completed a permanent move from Tottenham to return to Dean Court.

The 22 year old right back has signed a three and a half year deal following the Cherries and Premier League side Spurs agreeing an undisclosed fee.

Smith first made the move to Dean Court from Tottenham in September 2010 on a youth loan and went on to make 42 appearances for the Cherries that season.

AFC Bournemouth reached the League One play-offs that season, with Smith’s final game for the Cherries coming at Huddersfield as Lee Bradbury’s side were knocked out on penalties.

Since that loan move Smith has earned 11 England caps at Under 21’s level and has gained experience in the Premier League and Championship with Tottenham, Leeds, Millwall and Derby.

Smith told

“It`s great to be back. My loan spell here a few years ago was successful and I`ve worked with Eddie Howe before, so it just feels right, This is what I need because hopefully I will get some games to improve myself and help the club move up the table.

“For a few weeks now, I`ve been hearing that things might be happening, but I`m happy to have it all finalised and I just want to get started.

“I know the club, the town and some of the lads from when I was here before, so this will be a good move for me.

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