The First Summer Signing

18 June 2013 11:24
The Club have announced their first signing of the Summer.

AFC Bournemouth have signed Elliott Ward following his release from Premiership outfit Norwich City at the end of last season.

Having had a spell out injured through a knee injury, Ward spent much of last season out on loan at Nottingham Forest before his release from Carrow Road.

Speaking on the Clubs Official Web Site, manager Eddie Howe is quoted as saying: "We believe in Elliott as a player and a person. He ticks all the boxes for us, he is a really good athlete, he’s excellent in both boxes and he’s a real physical presence. Not only that but he is also technically an excellent footballer, which fits in with our philosophy and how we want to play out from the back and how we want our defence to be able to handle the ball. He is a leader as well, he’s experienced and he knows the division, so for all those aspects I think he’s a really important signing for us".

Source: Cherries MAD