Camp Signs Permanent Deal

Last updated : 04 January 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Following a successful loan spell at Dean Court, culminating in a man-of-the-match performance at the Amex on New Years Day, Lee Camp has put pen to paper in a deal that will keep him at the Club until Summer 2016. AFC Bournemouth have beaten off interest from a number of other Championship Clubs to secure his services for the longer term.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, manager Eddie Howe is quoted as saying: "We were really pleased he decided to commit his future to us. He kept goal very well and with the style of play we deploy, the goalkeeper’s distribution is crucial. I think he has helped us in that respect. I have said many times what he contributes to the team and the fact that he is now with us for a sustained period of time means we can build for the future in terms of our defence. It’s great knowing you have got a settled back four. I got the sense he saw himself as part of our team and I think that was crucial. You could see that in his attitude to the games. He was desperate for us to win and keep clean sheets, all the things you want a good goalkeeper to do. His general demeanour, the way he conducts himself, the way he has dedicated himself in his training sessions has been very impressive and it was pretty clear we had to make every effort to sign him. Other clubs were aware of how well he was doing, had been to watch him and a good goalkeeper on a free transfer at Lee’s age is going to court attention, so I am delighted he chose us. The fact he has signed the contract now means he has committed to us and can hopefully grow with us as well".