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AFC Bournemouth have announced the signing of former Burnley and Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady.

The 29-year-old left Premier League side Burnley in May 2021 following the expiration of his contract at Turf Moor, having previously joined the club in 2017 from Norwich City for £13 million.

Due to being a free agent, Brady is free to join a club outside of the transfer windows and can immediately join the Cherries squad ahead of their visit to Stoke City tomorrow (Tuesday), although his last competitive appearance came almost seven months ago.

He has signed a deal until the end of the 2021/22 campaign and AFC Bournemouth hold an option to extend the deal beyond this season.

Despite a poor injury record, which saw him sidelined for 11 months with a knee injury in 2018, Brady has made 274 appearances during his club career, playing for Hull City, Norwich City and Burnley.

He has made 57 appearances for Republic of Ireland, scoring 8 times for his country.

On Wednesday the devastating news that AFC Bournemouth and Wales international David Brooks had been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma was released, however Brady wouldn’t be seen as an obvious like-for-like stand-in for Brooks, as Brady is predominantly a left-sided player.

AFC Bournemouth head coach Scott Parker already has a wealth of wide attacking options at his disposal including Jaidon Anthony, Jamal Lowe, Ryan Christie, Junior Stanislas and Morgan Rogers.

Brady can also cover at left-back with Jordan Zemura and on loan Leeds United man Leif Davis already in the squad to fill this area.

AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told

“To be able to sign a player of Robbie’s experience and calibre on a free transfer is a coup for the football club.

“Robbie has huge quality and versatility to add another important option to Scott Parker and his coaching staff.

“Proven at the top level, Robbie knows what it takes to be a Premier League player and we’re delighted he has chosen to join us at Vitality Stadium.”

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thegazzyb wrote…

Seems like decent cover for Brooks, now that it’s clear that he’s not going to be available. On a free as well. Sounds like a no-brainer insurance policy against further losses. – Join the conversation, click here.

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