Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed on Twitter that Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic could well leave the club on a free this summer.
The 34-year-old was a regular for the Cherries last season as they eventually lost out in the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi finals to Brentford but could now be on the move over the next few months as clubs weigh up a move for the veteran.
Italian club Genoa are said to have offered the former Chelsea and AC Milan player a two year contract, whilst other sides are also said to be keeping tabs on the keeper’s situation at the Vitality Stadium after Scott Parker took charge as head coach recently.
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Begovic played a total of 51 games across all competitions last term after returning from a brief loan spell with Milan and was crucial to his team’s chances of getting a return to the Premier League.
The Bosnian has one year remaining on his current contract on the South Coast and could well look for a new challenge in the not too distant future.
Considering his age and experience, I think it would be a bit of a silly decision from Bournemouth if they were to let Begovic leave this summer.
Overall he performed really well for the Cherries last term and he is also a great mentor to the club’s younger players at present.
Parker may well be in favour of having a younger number one, which may explain why there is interest in Begovic from other clubs across Europe.
The veteran has been left with a big decision to make and it will be one that he will want to take his time over as he is really starting to close in on the final few years of what has been a successful career.