There will be another Aussie in the English Premier League next season after Socceroos goal-keeper Adam Federici signed with newly-promoted AFC Bournemouth.
Reports in the UK have revealed Federici has agreed to a three-year deal with the club, having spent the last decade at Reading. (http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/reading-fc-keeper-adam-federici-9335839)
It’s understood the 30-year-old only needs to pass a medical for the deal to become official.
Out-of-contract at Reading, Federici moves to the South Coast club on a free transfer.
He will find it tough to break into the Bournemouth first-team, fighting with experienced Polish ‘keeper Artur Boruc and Lee Camp for the starting position.
Federici experienced a mixed final season at the Royals.
He was superb for much of the campaign in the Championship, producing a string of fine performances as they pulled away from the relegation zone towards the end of the season.
But he is likely to be remembered for his embarrassing gaffe in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal, as a tame shot slipped through his grasp and rolled in as they lost 2-1 in extra-time.
Fans showed support for the custodian by launching #flagsforfeds campaign, which saw them wave Australian flags at the club’s next home match.