One of the first and foremost aspect for any club is keeping hold of the good players.
Bournemouth have managed to do exactly the same after tying down midfielder Harry Arter on a new three-year contract. The 26-year-old has been one of the regular first-team players for the club in the debut Premier League season. Bournemouth were expected to struggle due to the intense level of competition in the English top division, but they more than held their ground and ended up staying up in the league quite comfortably. As they prepare for a second season, manager Eddie Howe made it a priority to keep players like Arter.
Arter has been at Bournemouth since joining the club in 2011 from a nonleague outfit. Few would have imagined that a player for nonleague team Woking would continue to perform at the very top of the English football pyramid quite so well. He has made 203 appearances for the club in the last five years. At just 26 years of age, he is at the peak of his powers and could continue playing at the same level for another five years. Considering this aspect, Bournemouth will feel that the three-year contract is will deserved for the player.
The player missed a chance to play at the Euro 2016 due to a thigh injury just before the tournament.”We’re delighted to secure Harry’s long term future at the club. Harry has been on every step of the journey and he has been an important figure in our rise through the leagues.He has made over 200 appearances for the club and has also become an international footballer, so we’re really pleased to give Harry this new deal,” said the club’s chief executive Neill Blake after announcing the new contract for one of their important assets.