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AFC Bournemouth signs Diego Rico from Leganes

Planning on making their stay in the Premier League permanent, AFC Bournemouth are desperate to strengthen up their team before the closure of the transfer window as they signs Diego Rico for a reported fee of £10.7m from Spanish side Leganes also being subjected to international clearance.

According to some major reports, German club Borussia Dortmund were also interested in signing up the 25-year-old but the deal didn’t happen as he chose to join the Cherries over the German side.

Joined Leganes from Real Zaragoza, Rico continued to speak on his willingness to work with Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.

“He is very professional and has a great philosophy on football,” Rico told the Bournemouth website.

“This is a new step for me in my career and from my heart I can say I am truly excited to be here and looking forward to the future.”

The Cherries manager, Howe also added that the new full back signing fits just the playing style of the club.

“Diego is a player we have been tracking throughout the summer and, although we had to be patient, it’s great to finally be able to call him a Bournemouth player,” the manager said.

“Once he gets used to the way we play, we believe he can become a real force for this football club.”

Following the red card Diego Rico received while playing in the La Liga last season for Leganes, he will be missing the first three matches for Bournemouth in the Premier League this season.

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