New Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola completes first transfer as football legend's son joins from Roma for £9.5m | The Sun

BOURNEMOUTH have signed Dutch winger Justin Kluivert in a £9.5million transfer from Roma.

Kluivert has penned a long-term contract with the Cherries.

Upon his arrival, the 24-year-old said: "I'm delighted. I'm part of the family right now and I can't wait to get to know my teammates and the new coach."

He added: "The fans can expect a player that is willing to do everything for the team, I run quite fast and my mind is to score goals and be important for the team.

"I've learned a lot from my career already and it's actually just the beginning."

Speaking about the arrival of Kluivert, Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said: "We are delighted to have made Justin our first signing ahead of the new season.

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"He was coveted by a number of clubs across Europe and his arrival is a sign of his ambition, which is matched by ours.

"Justin is an exciting and versatile attacking player who has an eye for goal. He is pacey, direct and boasts a high level of technical ability.

"Although he only recently turned 24, Justin has a wealth of experience and has played domestically at the highest level in five different countries.

"He has also played in the Champions League and Europa League as well as being capped by his country at senior level.

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"We are all very much looking forward to working with Justin, a player we believe will be a great addition to our squad and someone our supporters will enjoy watching."

Kluivert signed his first professional contract with Ajax at the age of 17 in 2016 and made his first team debut nine months later.

He joined Roma in a £16m transfer in 2018 and went on to make 68 appearances for the Italian giants.

The winger also enjoyed loan spells at RB Leipzig, Nice and Valencia respectively, meaning he has already played in five of Europe's top six leagues.

Justin is the son of legendary striker Patrick Kluivert, who played for Ajax, AC Milan and Barcelona.

The 46-year-old scored over 240 goals for club and country during his playing career.

He also won three Eredivisie titles, the Champions League and a La Liga title.

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