Bournemouth sign Artur Boruc

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Bournemouth have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Artur Boruc on a permanent basis after the Polish stopper enjoyed a successful loan spell in the Cherries' promotion campaign.

Former Celtic keeper Boruc moved to Southampton after a spell in Fiorentina was unsuccessful.

He enjoyed three years at St. Mary's before injuries and competition pushed him out of favour and to Dorset side Bournemouth where he managed to play in 37 games keeping an impressive 16 clean sheets.

Eddie Howe confirmed the keeper as his first signing of the close season after two previous loan spells have solidified the goalie as a permanent fixture in manager Howe's plans. 

Southampton released six players this morning, with Boruc being among those axed by the club. Bournemouth were quick to pick up the Polish player as a first recruit and is a sign of the shrewd business that Bournemouth will need to do in order to stay in the Premier League.

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Boruc has plenty of experience and silverware behind him, as he won three Premier League titles in Scotland alongside various domestic trophies and is still in contention for a place in his country's Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Bournemouth have been linked with more experienced players in recent weeks, including former Man Utd striker Dimitar Berbatov, who is reportedly eager to make a move back to the Premier League, however reports are not confirming any move has been agreed.

Boruc is set to retain his number one position at The Cherries and has signed on a one year deal with the possibility of an extension providing the 35 year old's performances maintain the level that has seen him keep so many clean sheets this term.

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