Having had his contract with French club Troyes cancelled by mutual consent, Mathieu Baudry is now a Cherry, having almost signed for Leeds United last summer. In turn the 22-year old is pleased to have fulfilled a dream to play in England.
The central defender is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "I am enjoying it because I always dreamed of coming to England to play here. I am here and I will try to show what I can do. I like English football and I want to play here. I always watched English football on television and I liked the fans, the stadiums and the way the teams played. It is the same way I like to play so I wanted to come here. I like to participate in the play and the game, and pass the ball. I want to bring a different culture. I want to learn here but I also want to bring something different. When I came here for the first time it was great, the players are great and they are friendly with me. I want to stay here to play football".