Newly promoted Bournemouth have signed Argentina defender Marcos Senesi on a four-year contract with Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord, the Premier League club announced on Monday. Bournemouth did not disclose the fee, but British media said the transfer was worth around 15 million euros ($15.29 million).
“He’s a huge signing for us and Marcos brings an important pedigree to our team,” Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told the club’s website https://www.afcb.co.uk/news /first-team/senesi-signs-for -les-cerises. “There was inevitably a lot of interest in him, so the fact that he chose to come here is a clear sign of our appeal as a football club.
“Bringing in a current Argentina international with experience in European competitions is another indication of the club’s ambition and we are all looking forward to seeing Marcos in an AFC Bournemouth shirt.” The 25-year-old joined Feyenoord in 2019 from Argentine Primera Division side San Lorenzo. He made 116 appearances for the Rotterdam-based club, playing regularly in Europe.
Called up by the national teams of Italy and Argentina, Senesi opted to represent the latter and made his debut in a friendly win over Estonia in June. “I am very happy to join the (Bournemouth) team. Let’s make memories together,” he wrote on Twitter https://twitter.com/senesimarcos/status/1556691021999869952.
Senesi also thanked his former team. “Feyenoord was my first club in Europe and I’ve always felt at home in Rotterdam. I’ve come a long way with the club and the fans,” said Senesi.
It will be Bournemouth’s fifth signing of the tight season after the additions of defender Ryan Fredericks, midfielders Marcus Tavernier and Joe Rothwell as well as goalkeeper Neto, who joined on a free transfer on Sunday. ($1 = 0.9812 euros)
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