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Bournemouth again breaks transfer record with Colombian mid


Bournemouth has made a big swing in the late stages of the summer transfer window.

Eddie Howe’s Cherries have added Jefferson Lerma, the 23-year-old defensive midfielder with nine Colombia caps under his belt.

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The $32 million mid comes from Levante, where he’s made 93 appearances for La Liga’s Granotas.

It’s another transfer record for the Cherries, who bought Nathan Ake last summer and Jordon Ibe the season before that.


“It’s no secret that Jefferson has been someone we have chased for a while this summer. It’s been a complicated deal but I am certain it will be worth all the hard work that people have put in to make this happen.

“Jefferson is an extremely talented player and a very good athlete who will bring a different type of play to our midfield. He has a lot of qualities that will be suited to the Premier League and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

Lerma started the first and last matches of Colombia’s World Cup run, and came off the bench in the second and third matches.

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