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Cherries boss delighted with Mepham capture

22nd January 2019, 17:45 by Gareth Freeman

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says Chris Mepham will be a "great addition to the squad" after he completed his move from Brentford.

The Cherries signed the defender on Tuesday on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee, widely reported to be £12million.

"Chris is a talented, young defender who has been on our radar for some time, so I am delighted he is finally our player," Howe told the club's official website.

"He has shown a huge amount of potential in his time at Brentford and while playing for Wales, and we believe this is the perfect environment to continue his development.

"Chris is a good defender and comfortable on the ball, and we believe he will be a great addition to the squad here."

Mepham, 21, managed 48 appearances for Brentford after making his debut in January 2017 and has been capped four times by Wales.

The centre-half becomes Bournemouth's third capture of the January window following the arrivals of Nathaniel Clyne and Dominic Solanke.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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