Fulham are a mulling a potential move for out-of-favour Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, according to a Daily Mirror report this morning.
The Republic of Ireland international is considering his future after only making thirteen league appearances for the Cherries last season. The Mirror article suggests that the 28 year-old is eager to end his seven-year stay on the south coast and go in search of more regular football. Arter, who hasn’t featured in the Premier League since January 1st, is the brother-in-law of former Fulham captain Scott Parker, who has recommended him to head coach Slavisa Jokanovic after becoming the Whites’ first team coach earlier in the summer.
The energetic midfielder would add Premier League know how to a midfield that is light on top flight experience, with only Tom Cairney and Kevin McDonald having played in the top division before. Arter, who has amassed more than 250 senior starts for Bournemouth, would likely be utilised as a squad player after Fulham surprised the world of football to swoop for Ivorian international Jean-Michael Seri a couple of weeks ago.
Bournemouth are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Arter, who was linked with a possible move to West Ham earlier in the summer. The former Bournemouth captain, who played a huge part in the club’s rise through the divisions, has won thirteen senior caps for the Republic of Ireland after representing England at youth level. It remains to be seen whether Jokanovic will be tempting to act on Parker’s tip.
He could be a good addition to the squad..depends on the price..or maybe a loan deal
I agree always play well against Fulham.
Was a stand out player in their promotion campaign for me. When we got beaten 2-0 at theirs everything seemed to go over him. Brilliantly switching it from side to side. Realistically we need a 5th central midfielder in case of injuries. However, if he is moving to get regular premier league football, he might not come to us, as he can’t be uncertain to get regular place.
I think this would be good signing if we don’t pay too much.
Funny how he is linked since his brother in law Scotty P joins!! Lazy press hack!