Transfer Watch

Last updated : 29 January 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

AFC Bournemouth have confirmed that they have completed the transfer of Josh O'Hanlon from Longford Town in the Republic of Ireland to the Dorset side.

Manager Eddie Howe is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying about the 18-year-old: "He is someone we have brought in very much for the future. He is not necessarily going to be involved straight away, which he is aware of. But with a lot of hard work and a good attitude, we could have a really good player on our hands in the not too distant future. We are excited by him and are looking forward to working with him but don’t want to put too much pressure on him too soon. It is a big jump so we are going to need a bit of patience from everybody. He will come in and work with the first team. He will play with the development squad from time to time so he gets the games he needs. We will assess how things go. If he does well, further possibilities are open to us depending on how quickly he adapts to life here. We had heard good things about Josh so invited him in for a trial. He had been at a couple of other clubs, Manchester United among them, and he came highly recommended to us. It is never easy for a young player to step into that environment and it can be quite daunting. But we were pleasantly surprised and he certainly didn’t look out of place".