Bournemouth new signings: Confirmed ins and outs for summer 2023

After defying all pre-season predictions by retaining their Premier League status in 2022/23, Bournemouth have shown that they aren't willing to rest on their laurels ahead of next season. The Cherries ruthlessly dismissed Gary O'Neil earlier this month and have replaced him with Andoni Iraola.

Iraola comes with a big reputation after doing a stellar job with Rayo Vallecano in La Liga.

The 41-year-old will be looking to bring in plenty of fresh faces this summer for him to be able to implement his style of play as quickly as possible on the South Coast.

This could also mean plenty of outgoings, with several first-team players at the club expected to be deemed surplus to requirements.

With the transfer window now open, here are all the ins and outs at Bournemouth so far this summer.

Bournemouth new signings: Summer 2023 arrivals

Hamed Junior Traore

The first bit of business completed by the Cherries this summer was to secure the services of Hamed Junior Traore on a permanent basis. The Ivorian impressed during his loan spell at the Vitality Stadium last season.

Justin Kluivert

One of the most exciting transfers made by any Premier League club this summer is Bounremouth's purchase of Justin Kluivert. The Dutchman, who is the son of legend Patrick Kluivert, operates from the left wing and has the natural talent to excel in England.

Romain Faivre

After Justin Kluivert’s and Hamed Junior Traore’s deals were confirmed, Romain Faivre became the 4th new addition to the Bournemouth side ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League season. Romain Faivre joins Bournemouth on a three-year contract after Olympique Lyon received €15.00m for their player.

Romain Faivre operates on the right side of the midfield, which is definitely a place where Bournemouth needed strengthening. Romain Faivre will soon make his official debut with the Bournemouth jersey, but he expresses his desire to quickly book his place among the starters.

Milos Kerkez

Coach Andoni Iraola seems to be targeting only youngsters these days. At the age of 19, Milos Kerkez is definitely one for the future, but also a player that didn’t come cheap.

Milos Kerkez swapped Dutch giants AZ Alkamaar for Bournemouth after the team from the Netherlands received a staggering €17.87m for their youth facilities’ product. The Hungarian player is a promising left-back, that will surely give coach Iraola options during the 2023/24 Premier League campaign.

Tyler Adams

Tyler Adams was moments away from joining Chelsea, before they cut the deal short, allegedly due to fitness issues. Adams did get a move to the Premier League shortly after, however, with Bournemouth snapping up the American. Having spent just one season at Leeds, Adam now makes the switch to Bournemouth for around £20m; it was originally reported to be due to a release clause, though that was disputed post-signing.

Adams made 26 appearances for Leeds in the 2022/23 season. He picked up a hamstring injury at the end of March which required surgery, so hasn't featured yet.

Alex Scott

One of the most promising prospects in English football, especially for those who play Football Manager. Bournemouth have signed Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott. At just 19, Scott impressed last season in the Championship. Having played 91 times for Bristol since then, and scoring six goals, he's now making the step-up to the Premier League.

Scott was actually on the books as a kid for Bournemouth, so his £25m fee is a costly mistake for Bournemouth. Sadly, for Bournemouth, much like Adams, Scott has signed while currently injured. Scott won't be out for an extended period but will require a period of rehab on a knee injury. The injury was actually noted as “more serious” than first thought during his medical, but the deal went ahead regardless.

Max Aarons

Another player from the Championship, Aarons, joins Bournemouth from Norwich for around £7m. During his breakout season at Norwich, Aarons was tipped with a big move when Norwich went down, however, he stuck with Norwich as they failed to bounce right back to the Premier League.

Aarons recently played a part in England's U21 European Championship success, and will now be looking to rebuild what he started when he first broke out in the Premier League.

Ionut Radu

Radu joins Bournemouth from Inter on loan, with a reported buy-option of around £7m. The 26-year-old keeper has been with Inter since 2013, but has never managed to force his way into the first-team setup. Having been on loan with Avellino and Genoa in recent seasons. His most successful spell came last season at French side Auxerre, where he featured on a regular basis, even getting caps for the Romania national side.

Bournemouth's transfer departures

Jefferson Lerma – Crystal Palace

After refusing to sign a new contract with Bournemouth, Lerma has signed for fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace. The midfielder was one of Bournemouth's best players last season, and is expected to be a significant loss.

Jordan Zemura – Udinese

Jordan Zemura
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After an iffy season in the Premier League, Jordan Zemura has been allowed to leave the club on a free transfer. He signed for Udinese when the Italian market opened on July 1.

Jack Stacey – Norwich City

After failing to nail down a starting position last season, Jack Stacey's contract hasn't been renewed, and the full-back has joined Norwich City in the Championship.

Christian Saydee – Portsmouth

Christian Saydee is the only departure so far who has recuperated some money for Bournemouth. The 21-year-old has joined Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee.

Junior Stanislas – end of contract

Junior Stanislas' time on the South Coast is over after nine years at the Vitality Stadium. The 33-year-old has dazzled in a Bournemouth shirt over the years, but the time has come for him to leave.

Ben Pearson – Stoke City

Central midfielder Pearson is the latest player to part ways with Bournemouth ahead of this season’s kick-off. The 28-year-old box-to-box midfielder couldn’t book his place among the starters in Bournemouth during his two-year spell. That’s why coach Iraola deemed his qualities not enough to play for the Poppies.

Ben Pearson penned a four-year deal with Stoke City on the 8th of July, and will now have to quickly prove he’s no has-been. He spent the last four months of the 2022/23 campaign defending the white-and-red jersey, thus swiftly becoming a fan-favorite. He’ll surely need no time to adjust.

Junior Stanislas – end of contract

Bournemouth survived the 2022/23 Premier League season, but if the Poppies want to improve, they’ll certainly need new blood. Junior Stanislas’s 34-year birthday will come on the 26th of November. He’s no spring chicken, and after defending Bournemouth’s jersey since 2014, it was time the two sides parted ways.

Junior Stanislas made 158 official appearances for the Poppies, during which he scored 31 goals. However, his contract with the club expired and he didn’t receive a new deal, leaving him with the opportunity to open a new chapter in his professional career.

Mark Travers – Stoke City

Mark Travers Transfer
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A product of the Poppies’ youth facilities, Mark Travers was a fan-favorite for sure. The 24-year-old goalkeeper’s qualities, however, don’t seem up to par with coach Iraola’s demands. Mark Travers will now be strutting his stuff at bet365 Stadium where he’ll have the minutes to prove he has the quality to be one of the top goalkeepers in England.