Official Leganes Diego Rico signs for Bournemouth

first_imgAFC Bournemouth have announced the signing of Diego Rico from Leganes on a four-year dealThe Spanish left-back becomes the Cherries’ second summer signing and, subject to international clearance, will arrive for an undisclosed fee.Rico had spent the past two seasons at Leganes and had developed into a fine left-back in his time with the La Liga side with the likes of Borussia Dortmund having also been interested in signing him at one point.But it was Bournemouth who won the race for his services.Rico told the club website: “I’m very happy to be here and would like to thank everyone at AFC Bournemouth for making me feel so welcome,” said Rico.“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.“I have heard so much about the manager. I learned he is very professional and has a great philosophy on football and I can see that is true from the short time I have met him so far.”Looking super cool, @diegorico_3! ??And thanks for officially revealing our new @UmbroUK third kit.#afcb ?? Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…— AFC Bournemouth ?? (@afcbournemouth) July 24, 2018Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe added: “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 an AFC Bournemouth player.“He’s a really nice footballer and someone who will fit our philosophy and style of play.“Diego is fast, physical, aggressive in attack and aggressive defensively. He takes an excellent set piece and has a powerful left foot.“Once he gets used to the way we play, we believe he can be a real force for this football club.”Rico made a total of 51 league appearances for Leganes and scored three times in his two years at the club after arriving from Real Zaragoza.The 25-year-old proved to be a valuable member of Leganes last season with his two goals and two assists in 26 games helping the club avoid relegation from La Liga with a 17th place finish.Bournemouth will face Cardiff City at home for their opening Premier League game of the season on August 11.last_img

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