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Official: Camp signs for Cherries

Posted: Sat 04 Jan 2014
Author: afcb.co.uk

Lee Camp put pen to paper on a two and a half year deal with the Cherries after a successful loan spell with the club.

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AFC Bournemouth has secured the signing of goalkeeper Lee Camp on a two-and-a-half-year-deal.

Camp became a free agent at midnight on New Year’s Day following the expiration of his loan deal with the Cherries and contract with parent club West Bromwich Albion, and Eddie Howe has since swooped to secure the stopper’s services until the summer of 2016.
 
Camp initially joined the Cherries on a one month long loan at the end of October, having found opportunities hard to come by with the Baggies.
 
The deal was then extended and he continued to impress, with arguably his best performance coming in the final match of his loan spell against Brighton & Hove Albion.
 
Boasting an abundance of Championship experience, having made over 300 appearances for Derby County, QPR, Norwich City and Nottingham Forest, Camp said he was delighted to have come to an agreement to continue his impressive second tier record with the Cherries.
 
“I am pleased everything has been sorted and I am delighted to have signed," he told afcb.co.uk.
 
“Discussions have been ongoing for the past couple of weeks but we have come to a pretty speedy conclusion in the end, so credit must go to the football club for how they have handled it.
 
“Going into the Brighton game we weren’t a million miles apart. If anything slowed it down over the Christmas period it was the fact we had three games in six days.
 
“I spoke to the manager at the hotel before the game on New Year’s Eve and I was fairly confident we would all get to where we needed to get to, to make the deal happen.
 
“Now I have something sorted, I can concentrate on playing football.”
 
The goalkeeper did not sign in time to feature in today’s FA Cup match against Burton Albion, but will return to training on Monday and be in contention to face Wigan Athletic when the side return to league action next weekend.