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Quartet extend Cherries contracts


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AFC Bournemouth have secured the futures of four of the club’s talented young players.

Striker Christian Saydee and defender Zeno Ibsen Rossi have both signed new contracts at Vitality Stadium. Saydee, 19, and Ibsen Rossi, 21, have put pen to paper on deals until June 2023 and June 2024 respectively.

Meanwhile, the club have taken up their option to extend the contracts of both Jaidon Anthony and Jordan Zemura until June 2023.

Anthony and Zemura have impressed during their first full season in the first team, making 58 appearances and scoring ten goals between them.

Saydee and Ibsen Rossi both joined the Cherries as teenagers and have been standout performers for the under-18s and development squad in recent seasons.

They made their competitive first team debuts in the 5-0 Carabao Cup win over MK Dons earlier in this campaign. Ibsen Rossi partnered Lloyd Kelly for the full 90 minutes, while Saydee registered a goal and assist as a second half substitute.

Both will spend the rest of this season on loan having made moves at the end of the January transfer window. Saydee joined Sky Bet League One side Burton Albion on transfer deadline day, while Ibsen Rossi secured a move to Scottish Premiership outfit Dundee.

Neill Blake, AFC Bournemouth Chief Executive, said: “We are very pleased to have finalised these contracts. We have a proud track record of developing young players at this club and the progress being made by these four demonstrates the pathway that exists from our age groups into the first team.

"It’s been great to see Christian and Zeno involved with their loan clubs since January, and we hope Jaidon and Jordan can continue to play key roles as we push for promotion for the rest of this season.”

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