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Mepham reveals Cherries move delight

23rd January 2019, 00:30 by Michael Holland

Chris Mepham is confident Bournemouth will provide the perfect environment to develop after signing from Brentford.

The 21-year-old, capped four times by his country, has long been on the radar of Cherries boss Eddie Howe.

Centre-back Mepham completed his move to the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, signing a "long-term" contract for an undisclosed fee believed to be £12million.

"It's taken a while to get my signature on the dotted line but it's been worth the wait," Mepham told afcbTV.

"There's so much to like about this club, not least the manager. Eddie Howe is a fantastic manager and what he's done here is remarkable, so to be working under him every day is a really exciting prospect.

"I'm still young and have lots to learn and develop on my game, but I can't wait to get started, to meet everyone and to get out on the training pitch."

Mepham made 48 appearances in all competitions for Brentford this season, as well as playing for Wales in their Nations League games during September.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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