Bournemouth complete first signing of the Andoni Iraola era as Dutch forward Justin Kluivert seals move from AS Roma
- Bournemouth have announced the signing of Kluivert from AS Roma
- The winger becomes their first signing of the summer under new manager Iraola
Bournemouth have completed their first signing under new manager Andoni Iraola as Justin Kluivert joins the Cherries from AS Roma.
The 24-year-old has penned a ‘long-term contract’ and arrives for an undisclosed fee after falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho.
Speaking after his signing, AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said: ‘We are delighted to have made Justin our first signing ahead of the new season.
‘He was coveted by a number of clubs across Europe and his arrival is a sign of his ambition, which is matched by ours.
‘Justin is an exciting and versatile attacking player who has an eye for goal. He is pacey, direct and boasts a high level of technical ability.
Justin Kluivert has joined Bournemouth on a ‘long-term contract’ from AS Roma
The winger becomes the first signing of the summer for the Cherries
‘Although he only recently turned 24, Justin has a wealth of experience and has played domestically at the highest level in five different countries.
‘He has also played in the Champions League and Europa League as well as being capped by his country at senior level.
‘We are all very much looking forward to working with Justin, a player we believe will be a great addition to our squad and someone our supporters will enjoy watching.’
The winger will be hoping to revive his career on the south coast after a tough few years in Europe.
During his time with AS Roma, Kluivert scored nine times in 68 matches and departed on loan to RB Leipzig, Nice and most recently Valencia, where he netted six times in 26 matches.