Surman aims high with Cherries

08 July 2018 23:24:42 GMTPlus11

Andrew Surman wants to help Bournemouth finish higher than 12th in the Premier League next season after signing a new deal.

The 31-year-old is in a third spell with the Cherries having initially joined on loan from Southampton for the 2005-06 season and then again from Norwich in 2013-14 before signing permanently that summer.

From a personal point of view, I want to help the club finish higher than we did last season.

Andrew Surman

Surman has remained a mainstay in boss Eddie Howe's plans since the side won promotion to the Premier League in 2015 and scored two goals in 25 top-flight appearances last term.

And, after penning a deal to keep him at the Vitality Stadium until summer 2020, Surman has set his sights on making more progress next term.

"I'm really pleased to sign," Surman said in a statement released by the club.

"I love playing for this club and I have loved my time here so far.

"It has been a great time to have been part of the club, so to extend my time further is a great achievement.

"From a personal point of view, I want to help the club finish higher than we did last season."

Bournemouth, who are 1.66 to finish in the top half of the league, begin the new campaign at home to newly-promoted Cardiff on 11th August and are 1.85 to win, the Bluebirds are priced at 4.75 and the draw is 3.60.

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