AFC Bournemouth have continued their plans to restrengthen this season by agreeing on a £12m fee for Brentford defender, Chris Mepham.
Eddie Howe has already brought in Nathaniel Clyne and Dominik Solanke from Liverpool and now he is set to add another talented youngster into the Cherries backline.
Mepham, who is due to arrive at Dean Court for his medical today was scouted by Howe over the past few transfer windows. The versatile centre-back made his debut for Wales on March 2018.
He graduated from the Bees youth side and made his senior team debut in January 2017. He has developed into a fine defensive figure, making 48 appearances for the Championship outfit.
Mepham even spent time in the Chelsea academy before signing with Brentford 7 years back. He has been in the starting lineup in 22 of Brentford’s 28 league outings this season. The 21-year-old also has 4 caps to his name for Wales now, having featured in the United Nations League against Republic of Irelan and Denmark.
Bournemouth’s defensive lineup already accommodates Nathan Ake, Tyler Cook, Tyrone Mings and Jack Simpson in the centre-half position. Former Chelsea player, Ake has been linked with a move back to his former side for a £40m buy-back clause.
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