Over the past week, it had been fully expected that AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter would leave the Cherries to join Championship side Fulham.
Arter’s absence from the international friendly double-header against Lazio and Lyon was a clear sign that the Republic Of Ireland international’s future was away from Dean Court.
As it transpires, according to the Daily Echo’s Tom Crocker , Arter actually passed a medical on Saturday and had already been training with Fulham. Something the London club somewhat inadvertently gave away with a picture of him training on their website ahead of their announcement of his signing.
— Fulham FanZone (@FanzoneFulham) August 6, 2019
The deal is now official is a season-long loan deal, which includes “an obligation to buy the midfielder should certain performance-related criteria be met.”
Arter told fulhamfc.com…
“I’m delighted to be here. Fulham is a fantastic club with a lot of ambition who want to get back to the Premier League, and I hope I can help them achieve that this season.”
Harry Arter’s arrival at @FulhamFC strengthens our midfield + gives us another experienced proven player who contributed to his former club’s promotion from the Championship. Harry’s a great fit for our squad & we believe he’ll help us return to the Premier League. Come on Fulham pic.twitter.com/rrOLNqNtek
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) August 6, 2019
The second player to make a move is AFC Bournemouth youngster Sam Surridge, who has earned himself a nice season-long loan move to Championship side Swansea City.
The 21-year-old makes the step up to the second tier of English football following previous loan spells with Yeovil Town where he made 53 appearances scoring 10 goals and Oldham Athletic, where he scored 12 goals in 20 appearances in all competitions.
Surridge: “I want to play regular football and score goals, that is what I have come here to do.
— Tom Crocker (@TomCrockerEcho) August 6, 2019
But that’s not where AFC Bournemouth’s transfer outgoings end ahead of the transfer window closing on Thursday.
Sky Sports reporter Mark McAdam believes there will still be more departures leaving Dean Court.
Two departures confirmed for #AFCB – both on loan.
Harry Arter – Fulham
Sam Surridge – Swansea
Expecting one more in…
One/two more out.
— Mark McAdam (@markmcadamtv) August 6, 2019
From what bits I’ve seen of Surridge he’ll play on the shoulder of the last defender looking to nip in on any through balls, low crosses, or cutbacks. Very much a ‘comes alive in the box’ type player. Needs service. Been training with our first team for a couple of years now whilst playing U21 games, then was on loan at Oldham for a few months last season where he scored 8 in 15.
Swansea and The Championship will be a significant step up and test for him, so I hope there’s a little patience because I wouldn’t expect him to hit it off straight away. Hopefully, over the course of the season, he’ll grow and do well for them. – Join the conversation, click here.