AFC Bournemouth have landed the services of highly rated youngster Harry Cornick from Wessex League Side Christchurch having beaten off competition from several other clubs. Cornick has signed a deal where by he will not join the club permanently until the Summer.
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, manager Eddie Howe is quoted as saying: "He is a very young player who hasn’t had any coaching, as such, at academy or professional level. I think he has got raw attributes. He has got pace, good feet and an eye for goal – which are good qualities to have. It is very much a case of a year for Harry to see if he can make a career in the game. We are not trying to build him up at this stage. “I think it is a risk worth taking from our point of view and I think it is a risk worth taking from his point of view that he gives a year to professional football to see if he can develop a career. He does have the raw attributes but he does need a lot of work and dedication to this sport now to see if he can make a go of it".