Date: 6th July 2019 at 11:15am
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At times last season, AFC Bournemouth struggled for options at both right and left full back.

Injuries to Charlie Daniels and Diego Rico saw right-back Adam Smith fill in at times, whilst a re-jig at the back also saw Jack Simpson and Chris Mepham cover an unfamiliar role.

Then at right back with Simon Francis and Adam Smith injured, the Cherries turned to Liverpool loanee Nathaniel Clyne.

With this in mind, AFC Bournemouth have clearly highlighted their lack of bodies in these positions and are seemingly using this summer transfer window to improve this.

AFC Bournemouth have already signed Lloyd Kelly from Championship side Bristol City for £13million. He has played in the second tier and for England Under-21’s at left back, although his future may lie in central defence.

With that deal done, the focus according to the media, is now the right-back role and according to Sky Sports, the Cherries had a £2.5million offer for Luton Town’s Jack Stacey rejected on Saturday morning.

According to Mark McAdam who works for Sky Sports and formally of AFC Bournemouth, the offer was rejected but he expected an improved offer to be made.

He was right and that improved offer of £4million was accepted on Saturday evening, with a medical to be held on Monday.

According to the Daily Mail Scottish club, Celtic were also interested in Stacey.

The 23-year-old came through the youth system at Reading and made six appearances in the Championship during the 2014/15 campaign.

The following season he was out on loan in League Two, making 11 appearances for Barnet and Carlisle.

The 2016/17 season saw Stacey return to the fourth tier of English football on a full season-long loan with Exeter City, Stacey made 39 appearances as Exeter lost the League Two Play-Off final at Wembley to Blackpool.

He joined Luton Town on a permanent deal in June 2017 and made 45 appearances during his first season which saw Luton promoted to League One, the following year Stacey made another 50 appearances as Luton completed back-to-back promotions to the Championship.

Your say…

davygravy wrote…

I know nothing about him but could be an interesting option. We know that Luton play football the right way. So good back up to Smithy. We either sign someone better than Smithy, which would cost a load of money….or we get someone like this who would be prepared to wait for a chance but would be capable of doing the job still. – Join the conversation, click here.

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