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Release and Retained List Published


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Details of the players released and retained by AFC Bournemouth as of June 30th 2020.

Players leaving the club include Jermain Defoe, who brings to a close a playing association with the club that began almost 20 years ago when he arrived as a teenager on loan from West Ham United in October 2000.

Over his two spells with the Cherries, the striker - who has been on loan with Rangers in Scotland since January 2019 - scored 23 goals, including in ten consecutive matches during the 2000/01 campaign.

Ryan Fraser leaves the club after playing an important role in the Cherries' journey to the Premier League. 

After joining the club from Aberdeen in January 2013, the Scotland international went on to make over 200 appearances and last season was second in the Premier League assists chart, behind only Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

Jordon Ibe's four years with the Cherries come to a close following 92 appearances and five goals, including the winner in January 2018 as the side secured their first ever success over Arsenal.


Free Transfer

Jermain Defoe

Ryan Fraser

Tyrell Hamilton

Jordon Ibe

Charlie Seaman

2019/20 Contract Extensions

Extensions until the end of the current truncated season come for the club's captain and vice captain, with Charlie Daniels also remaining with the Cherries as he continues his rehabilitation from long-term injury.  

Artur Boruc

Simon Francis

Charlie Daniels

Brad Smith (on loan to Cardiff City)

Andrew Surman



Harvey Bertrand

Jake Cope

Thomas Dinsmore

Luke Gray

Thomas Hanfrey

Jordan Murray

James Oliver

Luke Pardoe

Jack Torniainen

The remaining players have either been retained under the terms of their contract or offered a new contract.

The club would like to thank all of the players leaving AFC Bournemouth for their efforts and hard work while representing the Cherries - as well as wishing all of them well for the future careers.

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