Report: Irish International Available As Club Set Asking Price

Report: Irish International Available As Club Set Asking Price

With West Ham reportedly interested in Ireland midfielder Harry Arter, Bournemouth have stuck a £15 million price tag on him, according to the Mirror.

West Ham are said to have had a £5 million bid knocked back by the Cherries for Arter, who has only started four games since September 15th.

Irons boss David Moyes is keen to add more energy to his midfield and Arter's arrival could see him take the place of aging captain Mark Noble as the Scotsman tries to shore up his side as they head into the second half of the Premier League season.

The Mirror also reports that Crystal Palace are monitoring the Republic of Ireland man who signed a four-year deal with the south coast club last summer.

Both Crystal Palace and West Ham are hovering above the relegation zone, two points from safety and Arter's doggedness would certainly be an addition to any team scrapping it out at the lower end of the table. Bournemouth sit a point below both clubs on 21 points and you would have to question the logic of selling Arter to a direct rival when there is so much at stake.


For Arter, any potential transfer would realistically be the last big move of his career and could be his last chance for a big paycheck as the midfielder nears 30. Maybe Moyes or Hodgson would be more suited to Arter's robust style of play, though you would hope for Ireland's sake the midfielder can get back in Eddie Howe's good books. The Bournemouth manager plays much more expansive football than either Moyes or Hodgson, and that can only have a positive impact on Arter's performances for his country.

H/T: The Mirror

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