Veteran Bournemouth star completes AC Milan loan switch

Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has joined AC Milan on loan until the end of the season.

The Cherries announced Begovic’s temporary departure after Pepe Reina’s loan move from the Rossoneri to Aston Villa was confirmed.

Begovic, 32, spent the first half of the season at Qarabag in Azerbaijan on a temporary basis but will head to Milan, who sit 10th in Serie A, for the remainder of the campaign.

Begovic has made 62 appearances for Bournemouth since he moved to the Vitality Stadium from Chelsea in the summer of 2017.

But the Bosnia and Herzegovina international has been deemed surplus to requirements after falling behind Aaron Ramsdale, 21, and Mark Travers, 20, in manager Eddie Howe’s plans.

Meanwhile, Howe admitted he “always” has to consider if he is doing well enough after Bournemouth fell to defeat at Watford.

Howe is coming under pressure having now gone five games without a win in the Premier League – although that time has seen them draw with Arsenal, and advance in the FA Cup.

The loss against Watford saw their opponents move above them and out of the relegation zone, with Bournemouth now languishing in 19th place.

Howe admits he has to “reflect” on his own credentials due to the poor run of form. Read more…