FORMER Celtic keeper Artur Boruc’s future at Bournemouth is in jeopardy – just two months after agreeing a new deal.
The 37-year-old ex-Poland international No.1 signed a contract that will keep him at the club until next summer.
The ex-Hoops fans’ favourite, he played over 30 games last season to help the Cherries retain their Premier League status.
However, Asmir Begovic will arrive in a £10million move from Chelsea – and the Bosnia and Herzegovina shotstopper insists he is looking to become a first team regular in Eddie Howe’s line-up.
The 29-year-old 56-times capped goalie made only 33 appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit over the past two seasons as back-up to Thibaut Courtois.
Begovic, who joined the London side for £8million from Stoke City in 2015, said: “I’m really excited about the new challenge and I can’t wait to get started.
“It’s not easy to leave a club like Chelsea, but at this stage of my career, it’s important to get as many games as I can.
“I’m looking forward to playing regularly again and being part of an ambitious and exciting project.
“The club want to move forward and I just felt it was the right thing to do.”
Boruc joined Howe’s team from Southampton on loan in 2014 when they won promotion to the top flight and made the move permanent the following year.
The manager said: “Artur has been so consistent for us and won us points during the season.”
It looks as though the extrovert Pole might have to be satisfied with a place on the substitutes’ bench with the imminent arrival of Begovic.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wanted Celtic and Scotland keeper Craig Gordon to replace Courtois’ understudy, but the 34-year-old signed a new deal with the treble winners.
The Italian gaffer has now switched his attention to Marcus Bettinelli at Fulham.
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Source : CelticQuickNews