Bournemouth bag Murray, but De Guzman deal looks unlikely
Bournemouth (12/5 with Coral for relegation this term) have confirmed the signing of striker Glenn Murray from Crystal Palace for a reported £4m fee on a three-year deal.
The 31-year-old moves to the south coast after four years with the Eagles, helping them to promotion to the Premier League along the way, after netting 47 times in 125 appearances.
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) September 1, 2015
“It feels great to finally be here,” Murray said on Bournemouth’s official website. “I’ve come across the club a lot in my career and it’s been great to see it progress.
“The way the boys play football is very exciting. It’s front-footed and it will be nice to try and get some goals from it.”
Murray joins new boss Eddie Howe the day before the summer transfer deadline, after the likes of Tyrone Mings, Max Gradel and Sylvain Distin also switched to Dean Court this window.
The Cumbria-born forward will now battle it out with the likes of English starlet Callum Wilson for a place up front.
Palace, meanwhile, have also thanked the frontman for his services:
— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) September 1, 2015
A loan deal for former Swansea City playmaker Jonathan De Guzman, however, looks as though it will be off. A season-long loan deal for the 27-year-old had been agreed with Serie A side Napoli for a reported £720k fee, with an option to sign him permanently for £3.5m, but reports suggest it has collapsed.
Newly-promoted Bournemouth have started the season reasonably well, recently grabbing a great 4-3 win at West Ham United to gain their first ever top-flight points, followed by a draw against Leicester City, after losing their opening two games.