Bournemouth have completed the signing of Jamal Lowe from Swansea City. The Cherries were looking for cover out wide after the seemingly inevitable departure of Arnaut Danjuma earlier this window, and now seem to have found it in an experienced, versatile player who is in his prime.
The South Coast side are also close to completing a deal for Celtic‘s Ryan Christie, according to Stuart James of the Athletic. The 26-year-old has been a regular for the Scottish giants since 2018 and has gained experience in both the Champions League -albeit only in qualification rounds – and the Europa League.
Bournemouth Complete Signing of Jamal Lowe While Closing in on Ryan Christie
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Cherries Looking to Replace Arnaut Danjuma
The 2020/21 season was not the most successful for Bournemouth.
After having been relegated the campaign before, the Cherries were playing Championship football for the first time since 2015.
They were top at Christmas, but after a dreadful run of form in the new year, manager–and club legend–Jason Tindall was sacked. His replacement, Jonathan Woodgate, had only joined the club mere days before in a coaching capacity.
Woodgate, who previously managed Middlesborough, did a respectable job at Dean Court, leading his side to a place in the playoffs which had looked unlikely at the time he took charge.
They were, however, unsuccessful in their attempts to bounce back to the Premier League, being knocked out of this mini-tournament by Brentford in the semi-finals.
Despite the generally negative season, Arnaut Danjuma was a shining light for the South Coast side.
He found fantastic form during the campaign, and without him, the Cherries would most likely have failed to make the playoffs.
The Dutchman was in high demand this summer, though, and ended up joining Villarreal for a fee of over £20 million.
Jamal Lowe, however, seems a great replacement, and for a reported price of just £1.5 million.
He was a mainstay for the Swansea side that finished fourth last season but may struggle to find the same regularity of appearances at Dean Court, with Scott Parker possessing a talented attack.