Begovic swaps Chelsea for Bournemouth
Asmir Begovic became the second player to leave Chelsea on Tuesday as he penned a “long-term” handle fellow Premier League outfit Bournemouth.
The knowledgeable goalkeeper followed Dominic Solanke out of Stamford Bridge, the young striker moving north to sign for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Through his two seasons at Chelsea Begovic created 33 appearances across all competitions, maintaining ten clean sheets, and claimed a Premier League title winners’ medal as Antonio Conte’s side had been crowned champions.
With Thibaut Courtois the clear quantity one particular for the Blues, Begovic has opted to move to the Vitality Stadium to acquire frequent first-team football.
Bournemouth is definitely an thrilling, ambitious club which has almost everything in place for a really bright future,” he told the club’s official internet site.
“Being part of a title-winning group at Chelsea was awesome but I felt now was the ideal time to move on because I would like to be playing common football.
“I am coming into a vital part of my profession and I need to show people today what I’m capable of.
“When I spoke to Eddie Howe I knew Bournemouth was the proper club for me and I want to bring my knowledge for the squad, each on and off the pitch.
“I’m seriously excited to become part of the journey here and hope I might help take the club to a different level.”
Begovic – a former loanee at Bournemouth – will battle with Artur Boruc and Adam Federici for a starting berth beneath Eddie Howe, as well as the Cherries boss is delighted to find out the additional competitors for locations.
“Asmir is definitely an outstanding goalkeeper who has proved himself capable of performing at the highest level more than many years,” he said.
“He is at the ideal age and the appropriate match. He’s a leader also and exactly the sort of character you would like in the team.
“Asmir will supply excellent competitors towards the excellent group of goalkeepers we currently have right here and his encounter will prove invaluable in the dressing room and around the pitch.
“I appear forward to him being a really vital player right here for many years to come.”