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New Boruc Deal Pushes Begovic Closer To Exit

New Boruc Deal Pushes Begovic Closer To Exit

Asmir Begovic’s chances of leaving Bournemouth this summer have increased dramatically after Artur Boruc penned a new one-year deal. The club announced on Monday that ex-Poland international Boruc would be spending a sixth season at the Vitality Stadium after agreeing an extension.

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The 39-year-old featured regularly for Eddie Howe’s men last season, replacing Begovic as the manager’s first-choice for a nine-game spell after he was axed for some below-par displays. Howe then rotated Begovic, Boruc and young shot-stopper Mark Travers as the campaign drew to a close with talk behind the scenes suggesting he and Begovic had been involved in a training ground bust-up.

Howe has since denied those claims but it does look likely that Begovic will be allowed to move on this summer after failing to live up to the £11.5million price tag they paid for the Bosnia-Herzegovina international in 2017. Bournemouth are actively searching for a new number one goalkeeper with Stoke’s Jack Butland understood to be a target and Begovic could be involved in any deal for the England international having previously spent time at the bet365 Stadium.

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