BOURNEMOUTH have continued their incredible final day by announcing the arrival of Todd Cantwell on loan from Norwich City.
The Cherry signed Nat Phillips, Kieffer Moore, Freddie Woodman and Siriki Dembele in a crowded transfer day.
Phillips joins Liverpool on loan until the end of the season, while Newcastle goalkeeper Woodman is another short-term signing.
Kieffer Moore has joined Cardiff for an undisclosed fee, with Dembele another permanent purchase from Peterborough.
And now, those running for promotion have added Cantwell, 23, to their ranks as they want a return to the Premier League.
The attacking midfielder joins an initial loan with a perpetual option of £11m.
He is out of contract at the end of the year and can leave for free, though Norwich has the option to extend his current contract by 12 months in the summer.
Cantwell slips down the order of operations at Carrow Road under the direction of Daniel Farke and finds things equally difficult after the arrival of Dean Smith.
But Bournemouth see him as just the ticket to the core of their busy deadline – signing a goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder, winger and striker.
Cantwell – who was in Norwich from the age of 11 – was on the reserve list of Manchester United and Tottenham.
But in the midst of a difficult year, the attacking midfielder instead attracted the attention of Newcastle and Olympiacos, before eventually moving to the south coast.
Cantwell has made just eight appearances in all competitions this season without scoring a single goal.
Both Norwich and Cantwell hope a move down to the Championship will help him rediscover his top form.
And as for Bournemouth, boss Scott Parker will be hoping the midfielder will help them automatically get promoted.
The Cherries are currently third in the table, but could be second if they win their game.
Cantwell has played 110 times for Norwich since leaving the youth team and entering the first team, scoring 14 goals – including six as Norwich were promoted back to the top team last term.
The midfielder has won the championship twice – in the years 2018-19 and 2020-21.
On the club’s incredible final day, CEO Neill Blake said: “We are delighted with the business we have undertaken today and in the near term in general.
“We have signed five outstanding players who add significant quality to our squad.
“All the people who came to the club today fit perfectly with the profile of the player we are looking for, and I have no doubt they will be successful running here.
“Like James Hill and Ethan Laird earlier this month, these players had many other options but chose to join us, which says a lot for the club, Scott Parker and the direction in which we are headed. are aiming for.”
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