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Sunday 25 March 2018

Cherries sign Mings

Tyrone Mings has joined Bournemouth from Ipswich for a reported £8million fee
Tyrone Mings has joined Bournemouth from Ipswich for a reported £8million fee

Premier League newcomers Bournemouth have announced the signing of full-back Tyrone Mings from Ipswich.

The fee for the 22-year-old is reportedly £8million.

Two Cherries players have departed for Portman Road - winger Ryan Fraser has joined Ipswich on a season-long loan, while Brett Pitman has moved on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Mings has signed a four-year deal and becomes Bournemouth's fifth summer signing.

He is looking forward to working under manager Eddie Howe.

He said on "I'm looking forward to learning from the manager's ideas.

"They will be different to what I'm used to but that can only be a good thing.

"I'm here to develop and learn as much as possible."

Mings has impressed since joining Ipswich from non-league Chippenham.

He made 44 appearances in all competitions last season and was named as the Championship's player of the month in September.

Pitman has scored more than 100 goals in two spells with Bournemouth and departs as the club's fourth all-time leading scorer.

Fraser is a Scotland Under-21 winger and moved to the south coast from Aberdeen.

Howe added: "We are signing a player of huge potential.

"We believe he has everything required to be a success in the Premier League.

"He's a good age as well and I think there's a lot of scope for him to improve.

"He's been linked with Premier League clubs for a long time now and is very highly regarded for his performances for Ipswich.

"Albeit for a short period of time, he has shown great promise.

"He fits the mould we are looking for - young, progressive, ambitious and wants to improve.

"Hopefully it will be a successful period for us coming up and he can be a big part of that."

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