Bournemouth have confirmed the signing of Marc Wilson from Stoke.
According to Sky Sports, the fee is £2 million for the Ireland international.
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) August 15, 2016
The move comes ten days after Wilson tweeted some critical remarks regarding training methods at Stoke.
centre back mate. But it would actually help if we ever did any defensive training which we dont😡
— marc wilson (@wildog87) August 5, 2016
Stoke manager Mark Hughes told Sky Sports over the weekend that a move for Wilson out of the Britannia was likely. However, he denied that Wilson's critical words had anything to do with the move.
It's fair to say that sometimes players can be frustrated with a perceived lack of opportunity and that's the case with Marc.
He's maybe expressed himself in the wrong way and it's fair to say that Marc probably feels his future lies elsewhere and it's fair to say I probably agree with him.
So the likelihood is that if there's a deal to be done, Marc will take that opportunity and carry on his career elsewhere.
But that's not a consequence of anything said on social media, that's just his current situation
Speaking to the Bournemouth club website, Wilson said that after discussing the situation with Mark Hughes, they 'both agreed it was time to move on'.
In terms of getting first team football in the Premier League, it's a decent move for Wilson.
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