Irish international Harry Arter is set to leave Eddie Howe's Bournemouth on loan to newly promoted Cardiff City. Arter's first team options have been impacted by the arrival of Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma. Lerma signed for a club record fee of £25 million from Spanish side Levante.
Sky Sports are reporting that Arter will move to Neil Warnock's on loan side subject to a medical.
At the end of last season Arter left his future up in the air, stating that if he was to play for Bournemouth again, he would give his all:
Agents and people at the club who run it, it’s up to them to work out what’s best for the club and what’s the best for me. The level of respect me and the manager have, if an opportunity comes up that is good for Bournemouth and is good for me, I’ll let my agent and the club discuss it.
There is no sort of animosity between me and the club. With all that we’ve achieved it would be sad if there was. That’s why that chat (with Howe) at the end of the season was probably crucial really because it established where we were at in our relationship as a manager and player. He’s someone I’ll always be grateful to. If I am to play again for Bournemouth, I’ll always give my all for him and the club.
Arter has fallen out of favour with Eddie Howe, with the 28-year-old's last Premier League game for the Cherries coming on January 1st. The midfielder, who has three years left on his contract with Bournemouth, has made 232 appearances for the club, scoring 29 goals in his eight seasons on the south coast.
Coincidentally Bournemouth begin their season at home to Cardiff this Sunday.