AFC Bournemouth have agreed a four year deal to sign Joe Rothwell as a free agent. The club announced: “AFC Bournemouth have completed the signing of midfielder Joe Rothwell on a four-year deal.
“Following the expiry of his contract with Blackburn Rovers, the 27-year-old will make the move to Vitality Stadium on a free transfer.”
Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told afcb.co.uk: “Joe has been on our radar for a while now and we’re delighted to bring him to the club.
“Unsurprisingly, we had huge competition to sign Joe. So we’re really pleased that he has chosen Bournemouth as the next step in his career.
“Joe has proven himself as an outstanding midfielder in the Championship over the past few seasons and we believe he can continue his development under head coach Scott Parker and his coaching team.
“He has superb attributes to complement our other midfield players. And we’re happy to bring another exciting signing ahead of our upcoming Premier League campaign.”
Blackburn Rovers earlier in the month had confirmed the departure of Rothwell. They announced: “Rovers can confirm that both Joe Rothwell. And Bradley Johnson will depart the club when their contracts expire this summer.
“Everyone at Rovers thanks Joe and Johno for their services. And wishes both players all the very best in their future careers.”