AFC Bournemouth have announced the signing of Norwich midfielder Andrew Surman on a three-year deal.

The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at The Cherries and made 39 appearances, helping them secure their highest ever league finish.

Surman returned to Norwich in the summer and featured in their season opener against Wolves, but has now agreed a permanent deal with the south coast side.

This will be his third time at Bournemouth having already spent two loan spell at the club.

Surman has agreed a three-year deal at Bournemouth

Surman has agreed a three-year deal at Bournemouth

The midfielder started his career at Southampton and played 133 league appearances, scoring 15 goals.

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He was signed by Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2009 but struggled to break into the first-team and was snapped up by Norwich City in 2010.

Surman becomes Bournemouth’s fourth summer signing after the arrivals of Dan Gosling, Junior Stanislas and Callum Wilson earlier in the summer.

He will wear the number 6 shirt for his new side.

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