News that Bournemouth have broken their transfer record by signing Tyrone Mings from Ipswich Town, and it appears that Bournemouth had paid Ipswich the money they wanted for the 22 year-old – £8M – and that’s a record for Bournemouth in the transfer market.
Tyrone Mings – goes to Bournemouth for £8M
Mings has agreed personal terms with Bournemouth after meeting with 37 year-old Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and being hugely impressed with him.
The other clubs interested in the player included Aston Villa and West Brom – as well as Newcastle.
Tyrone still has to undergo a medical before the deal is complete.
Tyrone’s main position is left back and we are well covered at Newcastle at that position with Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara.
So if he was to come in it would have been as a center-back, where the 6’5″ youngster can also play, and it would take advantage of his height, although Tyrone is a versatile player and can also play on the wing.
It could well be that Newcastle are going after specialist center-backs in the summer, which could be the reason we didn’t go after Mings – but we’ve been linked with Tyrone for about a year now.
Tyrone is a very versatile player which is one reason we thought he would be a good buy, although £8M seems a lot to pay for an untested youngster.
Mings will be the fourth player signed by Bournemouth this summer, with the news also that former Newcastle center-back Sylvain Distin, who is now a free agent, has agreed in principle to join Bournemouth.
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