Transfer Watch

Last updated : 19 January 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Prior to the match against Watford, news broke that Cherries fans had been waiting for - Lewis Grabban had signed a new 3 and a half year deal to keep him at the Club until Summer 2017 - fending off bids from Brighton & Hove Albion, and others, who were lining up offers.

Speaking of the deal, manager Eddie Howe was quoted on BBC Radio Solent as saying: "It was a difficult week because we had no control over what was happening. But we knew a bid was coming in and we were powerless to stop it. Lewis went to speak to Brighton and we tried to convince him to stay. We asked him to give us the opportunity to put something to him, he gave us that opportunity and we managed to persuade him to stay. He’s been a model professional throughout. He handled himself well during the week and at no stage did I feel that his commitment to this club wavered. The players are very happy that he has stayed and they fully respect Grabbs and how he’s handled himself, so he’s been a credit".