Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has claimed Artur Boruc could play on into his 40s as long as he has the desire to do so. The former Poland international is a fans’ favourite on the south coast after making over 100 league appearances for the club.
Boruc joined in 2014 on loan from rivals Southampton before then turning the move permanent a year later. He has remained at the Vitality Stadium ever since and the 38-year-old recently returned to the first team in place of Asmir Begovic.
Boruc will turn 39 on Wednesday but Howe insists he has the ability and fitness levels to keep playing into his 40s.
When asked if he could play on, Howe told the Bournemouth Echo: “Possibly. That will come down to Artur and his motivation levels and mindset.
“Certainly, I’m seeing someone who is very focused on his football and is very driven to do well for team. In terms of shape and physical condition, I do think this is up there with the best shape I’ve seen him in.
“He is physically very lean and doesn’t look his age or play like his age, which is a huge compliment. He is looking after himself very well and is a top-class goalkeeper.”