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Ireland midfielder Arter completes late move to newly-promoted Cardiff

The 28-year-old leaves Bournemouth after eight seasons on the south coast.

Arter will play Premier League football again this season.
Arter will play Premier League football again this season.
Image: Cardiff City

HARRY ARTER WILL look to inject fresh impetus into his career after sealing a season-long loan move to Cardiff City just before the summer transfer window shut after much speculation over his future.

The Ireland international had fallen down the pecking order at Bournemouth and secured a late switch to newly-promoted Cardiff on the eve of the new Premier League season.

Arter is still under contract at Bournemouth but having fallen out of favour with manager Eddie Howe, held talks with the club over his future on the south coast during the summer.

The 28-year-old’s move to the Welsh capital brings the curtain down on a successful eight-year stay with Bournemouth, during which he helped the Cherries rise to the top-flight from League One.

Arter made 69 Premier League appearances in the last three seasons but struggled to force his way into Howe’s plans last term, leading to frustration for the 13-times capped Irish midfielder.

In total, Arter made 255 appearances for Bournemouth across the top three divisions of English football.

He becomes Cardiff’s fifth signing of the summer window as the Bluebirds prepare for a return to the Premier League having earned automatic promotion from the Championship under Neil Warnock last term.

Arter is one of two Ireland internationals on the books at Cardiff after Greg Cunningham moved from Preston North End earlier in the summer.

Under the terms of the loan agreement, Arter will not be eligible for selection when Bournemouth host Cardiff at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

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