Cherries: Davids contract cancelled by mutual consent

LORENZO Davids today ended his fruitless five-month stay with Cherries by following compatriot Frank Demouge out of the Dean Court exit.

Cherries confirmed that the midfielder had joined Danish outfit Randers after having his contract with the Dorset club terminated by mutual consent.

The Dutchman signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Randers, whose interest in the 26-year-old had been exclusively revealed by the Daily Echo.

Davids’s deadline-day departure brought to a close a brief and disappointing spell with Cherries.

A cousin of former Ajax, Juventus and Holland star Edgar Davids, he linked up with Cherries in September after penning a two-year contract.

Davids had previously plied his trade in the top flight in both Holland and Germany before joining Cherries on a free transfer.

The former Holland under-21 international saw his career in England delayed for around a month as he recovered from a knee injury.

Signed by then boss Paul Groves, Davids eventually forced his way in and started the last two games under the former Cherries manager.

Both of those appearances ended in defeat against Walsall and Crawley and despite coming on as a substitute against Leyton Orient on the day Eddie Howe was unveiled in October, Davids has not since featured for the first team.

Davids reportedly told randersfc.dk: “I am delighted with the challenge in Denmark, where there is a lot of emphasis on speed and technique, just as in the Netherlands.”

Earlier in his career, Davids was on the books at Utrecht and Feyenoord before making a name for himself with NEC Nijmegen. He played in the German Bundesliga for FC Augsburg last season prior to his switch to Cherries.

Davids’s fellow countryman Demouge this week completed a loan move until the end of the season to Dutch top-flight outfit Roda JC after also failing to impress in England.

Meanwhile, Cherries utility man Jon Meades extended his AFC Wimbledon loan spell until the end of the season.

Meades, who joined Cherries from Cardiff City in the summer, has so far made 12 appearances for the League Two strugglers.

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7:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

West moors 1 says...

Not surprised, he wasn't the player we had hoped. EH obviously didn't rate him either.
Not surprised, he wasn't the player we had hoped. EH obviously didn't rate him either. West moors 1

10:31am Fri 1 Feb 13

Square Old Codger says...

An arrangement that suits both parties, the player now has the opportunity to play and rebuild his career and we lose one of the best paid players on our books who thanks to the form of our young midfielders was third choice. Good business by Eddie - who has moved on our two highest earners. As for Wes, I hope that he does well at Birmingham and earns a move, perhaps we can make a profit on that.
An arrangement that suits both parties, the player now has the opportunity to play and rebuild his career and we lose one of the best paid players on our books who thanks to the form of our young midfielders was third choice. Good business by Eddie - who has moved on our two highest earners. As for Wes, I hope that he does well at Birmingham and earns a move, perhaps we can make a profit on that. Square Old Codger

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