Former Coventry City defender Elliott Ward will join AFC Bournemouth on a one year deal on July 1st.
Ward was released by Norwich City after spending some of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest.
Speaking to the AFC Bournemouth official website, Cherries boss Eddie Howe said: “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: Coventry MAD