Jony is just one of the players to sign today.
AFC Bournemouth look to have completed their summer transfers as three players have joined, and three players have departed. Winger Marc Pugh was deemed to be not needed and joins Fulham in the Championship for a fee of £1 million. Elliot Ward joins Preston for £450k, and Yann Kermorgant, after complaining that he was feeling home sick, re-joins the French League for a measly sum of £160k.
Manager Eddie Howe however did not waste any time in bolstering his squad, with a host of foreign talent joining for fairly small fees considering their talent.
The first to arrive was Norweigan talent Valon Berisha
from RB Salzburg for a fee of £2.8 million. The Norse international has thirteen senior caps for his country at the age of twenty-two. The youngster will earn £17,000 a week. The midfielder can also play anywhere across the pitch. "I am very grateful to have been offered this opportunity to come and play in the Premier League. Hopefully the club can help me grow and I can help the club grow in return."
The second, arriving a few hours later than Berisha was Romanian forward Florin Andone
, who is also twenty-two years old. The striker joins for a fee of £3 million from Spanish outfit Cordoba and will earn £24,000 a week. He has one cap for Romania and will need to be sent on an intensive language course to learn English. "V? mul?umim pentru acest Bournemouth opportinity. Sper s? impresioneze toate fani."
(Thank you Bournemouth for this opportunity. I hope to impress the fans.)
Finally, and arriving for the highest fee of £3.7 million, Spanish winger Jony (pictured)
joins from newly promoted side Sporting Gijon in the LIGA BBVA. The twenty-four year old will earn £25,000 a week and will be played as a rotation player with Atsu as and when he returns to fitness. Jony also will need to be sent on an intensive language course to learn English. "He oído hablar mucho de este club. Pero más de la liga. Voy a luchar duro para ayudar a Bournemouth sobrevivir el descenso"
(I've heard a lot about this club. But more the league. I will fight hard to help Bournemouth survive relegation.)
Whether Howe's new signings will impress is a question on everyone's lips, but time will tell.
Transfers in: £10.3m
Transfers out: £2.26m