Bournemouth have made their fifth signing of the summer, as they mean business after being promoted to the Premier League for the 2015-16 season.
They have signed defender Tyrone Mings to a four-year deal, with Ipswich taking an £8m transfer fee, and they will be signing a player with durability and experience. Mings was being targeted by Chelsea and Arsenal.
Mings started in 44 games for Ipswich last season, and Bournemouth will be receiving promise and young blood in the form of Mings’ signing as he is only 22 years old.
The 22-year-old will be making the jump to a club that is on the rise after winning the Football League Championship and earning promotion to the Premier League.
While Bournemouth will not likely contend for a title like Chelsea and Arsenal, Mings is eager for his new experience.
“They will be different to what I’m used to but that can only be a good thing. I’m here to develop and learn as much as possible,” Mings said to the Daily Star.
It remains to be seen whether Bournemouth can survive their first season in the Premier League.