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Cherries snap up prospect Whitfield

Posted: Fri 31 Jan 2014
Author: afcb.co.uk

Premier League side Everton were rumoured to be interested in Ben Whitfield ahead of his move to the Goldsands Stadium.

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Talented youngster Ben Whitfield has completed a deadline day move to the Goldsands Stadium.

Whitfield attracted interest from a number of Premier League and Football League clubs, but has put pen to paper on an 18-month deal at the Goldsands Stadium.

The attacking midfielder is expected to train with the first team and continue his progress by featuring in development squad games.

“It’s taken a while to get sorted, but I’m really happy to be a Bournemouth player,” Whitfield told afcb.co.uk.

“Eddie (Howe) was a big part of why I decided to come down here because of the way he coaches and his teams play.

“It’s a big move for me, but that will make it easier for me and help me improve as a player.

“It’s a really exciting time for me. I just want to try and impress the manager, do well for the development squad and hopefully something will happen for me in the first team.”