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Introducing: The Bournemouth player fighting for his future, Asmir Begovic

Introducing: The Bournemouth player fighting for his future, Asmir Begovic

When Asmir Begovic joined Bournemouth in the 2017 summer transfer window for a second spell with the club, there was a lot of excitement surrounding his arrival. 

Despite an underwhelming time at Chelsea, the 31-year-old was still a very capable goalkeeper.

At Stoke City, Begovic had established himself as one of the better No.1s in the Premier League outside most of the current top six clubs.

And the Bosnia Herzegovina international, who is valued at £7.2 million (by Transfermarkt), would have hoped to recapture that status when he rejoined Bournemouth.

Fast forward, though, and it is probably now fair to say that has not been the case.

Albeit still a decent shot-stopper with good reflexes, Begovic has simply made too many mistakes between the sticks for the Cherries with his latest show of calamities coming in a recent 3-1 defeat away at Burnley.

Meanwhile, prior to that, Begovic had lost his automatic starting spot in goal with Artur Boruc coming in to throw the former Chelsea man’s future at the Vitality Stadium into real doubt.

With all of that in mind, it would not be a surprise to see Eddie Howe get rid of Begovic in the near future and bring in an upgrade.

It would be a shame given Begovic’s overall quality as a goalkeeper. If it were not for those costly errors in his game, he would probably be at another level.

Because of them, however, Begovic now looks like he is having to fight for his Bournemouth future.

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