Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has signed a new three-year deal which sees him extend his time at the Vitality Stadium until 2019.
Arter joined the Cherries in June 2010 from non-league Woking and made 21 appearances for the club in their first season in the Barclays Premier League after missing the start of the campaign due to injury.
Speaking to the official website, Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said: “We’re delighted to secure Harry’s long-term future at the club.
“Harry has been on every step of the journey and he has been an important figure in our rise through the leagues.
“He has made over 200 appearances for the club and has also become an international footballer, so we’re really pleased to give Harry this new deal.”
Arter made his international debut for Republic of Ireland in 2015 but has missed out on the European Championships after suffering a thigh injury a day before the start of the tournament.
The 26-year-old’s new deal certainly shows Bournemouth are looking to keep hold of some of their most valuable players as was also shown with full-back Adam Smith singing a new contract with the south coast team back in May.
The Cherries will also be looking to keep hold of star duo Callum Wilson and Matt Ritchie for the forthcoming season after keen interest has been shown in the two players.