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Official: Ivory Coast forward Max Gradel joins Bournemouth

Posted on August 4, 2015

Max gradel

Premier League newcomers Bournemouth have signed Ivory Coast international Max Gradel from Saint-Etienne for an undisclosed fee.

The former Leeds United forward has signed a four-year contract and passed a medical to become the manager Eddie Howe’s seventh summer signing as he prepares his team for their first ever season in the .

The 27-year-old was twice loaned to Bournemouth from Leicester City during the 2007-08 season.

He signed for Leeds in 2009 before leaving England two seasons later to join French club St. Etienne. His 17 goals in 23 starts significantly contributed to St. Etienne’s fifth-placed Ligue 1 finish in the 2014-15 season.

Gradel was also part of Ivory Coast’s squad that won the 2015 .

The Ivorian forward could feature for Bournemouth against Aston Villa when the Premier League season starts Saturday.


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