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Saydee departs for Portsmouth


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AFC Bournemouth can confirm that Christian Saydee has completed a permanent move to Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee.

Having signed for the Cherries as a 16-year-old, the striker enjoyed two years in the under-18s, scoring 31 goals across both seasons. 

After moving into the development squad programme, Saydee continued his development and, despite a Covid-19 campaign in 2020/21, was on target in the Central League Cup final at St George's Park when the Cherries lifted the trophy after defeating Carlisle United. 

Before long, the forward was firmly in the eye of the first team, attending a pre-season training camp to Marbella in the summer of 2021, before making a substitute appearance in the Carabao Cup tie with MK Dons. 

It was a dream debut as Saydee scored his first senior goal and bagged an assist for David Brooks in the 5-0 win. 

His opening EFL appearances soon followed, the then-teenager coming off the bench in the first two matches of the 2021/22 Championship season against West Brom and Nottingham Forest.

Loan spells at Burton Albion and Shrewsbury Town followed as Saydee gained more first-team exposure across the EFL before returning to Vitality Stadium following the conclusion of the 2022/23 campaign. 

The club would like to wish Christian all the best for the future and thank him for his efforts. 

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