The newly promoted Bournemouth have made their signing ahead of their campaign in Barclays Premier League by having Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc. He initially joined the Cherries on a short-term basis, but the deal was extended until the end of the season. He was on loan at the Goldsands Stadium for the majority of last season, and he has just signed a one-year contract with the option for a further 12 months.
Earlier in his career as football player, he won three consecutive Scottish Premier League title, two Scottish League Cups and the Scottish Cup with Celtic. Boruc signed the loan contract for Bournemouth last September and after some impressive displays, that loan spell was extended. Manager Eddie Howe was determined to retain the goalkeeper as they won the Championships title.
After joining Saints from Fiorentina in September 2012, Boruc made 50 appearances for Southampton the Premier League. He kept 18 clean sheets during the last campaign and he as one of six players released by Southampton on Tuesday (26/5). The players released by Southampton include goalkeeper Cody Cropper and Chris Johns, winger Omar Rowe and striker Jake Sinclair.
Boruc becomes the club’s first summer signing as they prepare for a maiden season in the Premier League. “I didn’t think that promotion would be possible when I signed the contract,” he told the press last month. “But as soon as I came here, I saw a bunch of lads who were really working hard and they had their minds on football,” he added, talking about his team colleagues in Bournemouth. “After a couple of games, I realized we could do something and we had the belief to achieve it.”
Bournemouth will be the 47th club to play in the Premier League, in which the 2015/2016 season begins on 8 August. They secured the spot in the top flight tournament on the final day of the season with a 3-0 victory over Charlton Athletic.