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Luke Garbutt to sign new deal; joining Bournemouth on-loan

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Everton and England U21 international, Luke Garbutt is set to sign a new five-year contract with Everton, and will then be loaned to Bournemouth for the season, according to the Guardian.

In what appears to be something of a last-ditch move by Everton, as Garbutt's current deal was due to expire next week, the club have now moved to secure the promising left-back's future.

Garbutt, a product of the Leeds United academy, joined Everton in 2009 and made 10 appearances across all competitions last season as deputy to first choice left back, Leighton Baines.

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No deal is expected to be formally signed until Garbutt returns from internatinal duty with the England U21's, having started both games for Gareth Southgate's men in the European Championships this summer.

The loan period with Eddie Howe's Bournemouth is likely to last for the entirety of the 2015-16 season, as Everton seek to further Garbutt's development through regular first team team football in the Premier League.

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Former Leyton Orient defender Charlie Daniels was a constant at left back for Bournemouth during their Championship winning season in 2014-15, and Garbutt will provide competition and first team duties are likely to be shared between the two.

Garbutt will be joined on the South Coast by former Everton team mate Sylvain Distin, who is set to sign on a free transfer with Bournemouth this week.

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