Wilson ditches Stoke City for Cherries

AFC Bournemouth have signed Republic of Ireland international Marc Wilson from Stoke City on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee reported to be £2m.

Wilson, a utility player who can play in defence or midfield, had two loan spells with the Cherries in 2007.The 28-year-old spent six seasons at Stoke, making more than 150 appearances, and has been capped 24 times by his country.

He missed out on the Republic's Euro 2016 squad with a knee injury.Stoke manager Mark Hughes said last week that Wilson was set to leave the club.

Request to leave

-It's fair to say that Marc probably feels his future lies elsewhere and it's fair to say I probably agree with him, he said.

Wilson did not feature for Stoke in their 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough on the opening day of the Premier League season on Saturday.