AFC Bournemouth: Kermorgant mulling over a move to Dean Court

Bournemouth Echo: IN DEMAND: Addicks star Yann Kermorgant IN DEMAND: Addicks star Yann Kermorgant

SOURCES in south London suggest that Charlton Athletic striker Yann Kermorgant will today undergo a medical and complete his deadline day transfer to Cherries

The 32-year-old was given permission to discuss personal terms with the Dorset outfit after the clubs had agreed a fee of between £400,000 and £500,000.

Kermorgant held talks with Cherries boss Eddie Howe at Dean Court on Wednesday before returning to his home in south London to consider his future.

A hugely popular figure at the Valley, Kermorgant is out of contract in the summer, although Charlton boss Chris Powell is known to be keen to keep him.

Kermorgant, who joined Charlton on a free transfer from Leicester in 2011, netted for the Addicks in their opening day defeat by Cherries in August and also scored the only goal when the teams met in League One in March 2012.

The Frenchman, who is known as ‘the beast from Brittany’ due to his powerful frame, worked with Powell when he was on the coaching staff at Leicester, Kermorgant’s first English club.

Although boss Howe has a strict policy of never commenting on players who are registered with other clubs, Powell confirmed Cherries’ interest in Kermorgant in an interview with the South London Press.

Meanwhile, Cherries goalkeeper Shwan Jalal is today expected to join League One outfit Bradford City on loan until the end of the season. Jalal, who has kept 48 clean sheets in 147 league starts for Cherries, impressed during a trial with the Bantams last month.

And Cherries utility man Joe Partington is likely to extend his loan spell with Aldershot until the end of the season, having initially joined for a month.

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6:29am Fri 31 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Come & join us Kermo, you know you want to!!!
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Come & join us Kermo, you know you want to!!! UTC TedMacsCherryPants
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7:47am Fri 31 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

He looked pretty useful during that home match with Charlton and scored a very good goal, well controlled finished. Let's hope Eddie gets his man!
He looked pretty useful during that home match with Charlton and scored a very good goal, well controlled finished. Let's hope Eddie gets his man! rednblack37
  • Score: 2

8:05am Fri 31 Jan 14

kentcherry says...

Good luck to Shwan Jalal. He was a top goalie for us and I hope he does well at Bradford and puts his career back on track.
Good luck to Shwan Jalal. He was a top goalie for us and I hope he does well at Bradford and puts his career back on track. kentcherry
  • Score: 10

8:10am Fri 31 Jan 14

ASM says...

something has changed at charlton, wiggins just signed a new contract, they just signed a right back and a player from brighton and I heard they are going in for a highly rated striker. I think Powell has been backed with money to spend, so unfortunately it seems unlikely we'll get our man. I also think O'hanlon will need a lot of time to adapt to playing at a much higher level
something has changed at charlton, wiggins just signed a new contract, they just signed a right back and a player from brighton and I heard they are going in for a highly rated striker. I think Powell has been backed with money to spend, so unfortunately it seems unlikely we'll get our man. I also think O'hanlon will need a lot of time to adapt to playing at a much higher level ASM
  • Score: -4

8:14am Fri 31 Jan 14

ben611 says...

come and join us yann!
come and join us yann! ben611
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8:28am Fri 31 Jan 14

afcbcasuals says...

We need a decent target man we create with little end product
We need a decent target man we create with little end product afcbcasuals
  • Score: 2

8:30am Fri 31 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

kentcherry wrote:
Good luck to Shwan Jalal. He was a top goalie for us and I hope he does well at Bradford and puts his career back on track.
I really feel for Jalal, he is a good keeper and I think he could have done the job with us at Championship level, unfortunately his Agent has destroyed his career by trying to be too greedy to soon, I thought the club would have been a bit more forgiving though
[quote][p][bold]kentcherry[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Shwan Jalal. He was a top goalie for us and I hope he does well at Bradford and puts his career back on track.[/p][/quote]I really feel for Jalal, he is a good keeper and I think he could have done the job with us at Championship level, unfortunately his Agent has destroyed his career by trying to be too greedy to soon, I thought the club would have been a bit more forgiving though cheeriedriteup
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8:40am Fri 31 Jan 14

cherries13 says...

ASM wrote:
something has changed at charlton, wiggins just signed a new contract, they just signed a right back and a player from brighton and I heard they are going in for a highly rated striker. I think Powell has been backed with money to spend, so unfortunately it seems unlikely we'll get our man. I also think O'hanlon will need a lot of time to adapt to playing at a much higher level
They just sold their best player to Brighton you mean
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: something has changed at charlton, wiggins just signed a new contract, they just signed a right back and a player from brighton and I heard they are going in for a highly rated striker. I think Powell has been backed with money to spend, so unfortunately it seems unlikely we'll get our man. I also think O'hanlon will need a lot of time to adapt to playing at a much higher level[/p][/quote]They just sold their best player to Brighton you mean cherries13
  • Score: 2

9:27am Fri 31 Jan 14

eaststandman says...

I suspect Kermit and Wiggins are just getting themselves onto better contracts. Bit like our own Lewis did a couple of weeks ago. Seems to be in vogue at the moment.

Lets hope not.
I suspect Kermit and Wiggins are just getting themselves onto better contracts. Bit like our own Lewis did a couple of weeks ago. Seems to be in vogue at the moment. Lets hope not. eaststandman
  • Score: 3

9:30am Fri 31 Jan 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Come and join us kermo where south coast better than london
Come and join us kermo where south coast better than london easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 0

9:45am Fri 31 Jan 14

jontee says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
kentcherry wrote:
Good luck to Shwan Jalal. He was a top goalie for us and I hope he does well at Bradford and puts his career back on track.
I really feel for Jalal, he is a good keeper and I think he could have done the job with us at Championship level, unfortunately his Agent has destroyed his career by trying to be too greedy to soon, I thought the club would have been a bit more forgiving though
Yes I agree totally. I have always thought SJ was never forgiven for not signing a new deal when asked in 2011.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kentcherry[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Shwan Jalal. He was a top goalie for us and I hope he does well at Bradford and puts his career back on track.[/p][/quote]I really feel for Jalal, he is a good keeper and I think he could have done the job with us at Championship level, unfortunately his Agent has destroyed his career by trying to be too greedy to soon, I thought the club would have been a bit more forgiving though[/p][/quote]Yes I agree totally. I have always thought SJ was never forgiven for not signing a new deal when asked in 2011. jontee
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9:45am Fri 31 Jan 14

jontee says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
kentcherry wrote:
Good luck to Shwan Jalal. He was a top goalie for us and I hope he does well at Bradford and puts his career back on track.
I really feel for Jalal, he is a good keeper and I think he could have done the job with us at Championship level, unfortunately his Agent has destroyed his career by trying to be too greedy to soon, I thought the club would have been a bit more forgiving though
Yes I agree totally. I have always thought SJ was never forgiven for not signing a new deal when asked in 2011.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kentcherry[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Shwan Jalal. He was a top goalie for us and I hope he does well at Bradford and puts his career back on track.[/p][/quote]I really feel for Jalal, he is a good keeper and I think he could have done the job with us at Championship level, unfortunately his Agent has destroyed his career by trying to be too greedy to soon, I thought the club would have been a bit more forgiving though[/p][/quote]Yes I agree totally. I have always thought SJ was never forgiven for not signing a new deal when asked in 2011. jontee
  • Score: -1

10:18am Fri 31 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

If Grabban could do it for us (i.e. change his mind because a better deal offered) I am sure that this guy would do exactly the same if Charlton offered him an improved deal, who could blame him. It is called bartering and any of us would most likely do likewise. There are some hours to go before the deadline so there is still a hope that he will come to us. Up the mighty Cherries
If Grabban could do it for us (i.e. change his mind because a better deal offered) I am sure that this guy would do exactly the same if Charlton offered him an improved deal, who could blame him. It is called bartering and any of us would most likely do likewise. There are some hours to go before the deadline so there is still a hope that he will come to us. Up the mighty Cherries nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 3

10:37am Fri 31 Jan 14

susi.m says...

Seems like he is doing a Grabban :-)
Seems like he is doing a Grabban :-) susi.m
  • Score: 0

10:39am Fri 31 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

The latest is that he is said to be having a medical at Dean Court this morning. One positive note the Cherries have signed Jonathon Muleba from Chelsea, a strapping 18 year old who refused a contract extension offer to sign for us, Eddie is building a squad for the future. He's a defender, who can play any where in the back four.
The latest is that he is said to be having a medical at Dean Court this morning. One positive note the Cherries have signed Jonathon Muleba from Chelsea, a strapping 18 year old who refused a contract extension offer to sign for us, Eddie is building a squad for the future. He's a defender, who can play any where in the back four. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 10

11:24am Fri 31 Jan 14

white 147 says...

We need a striker if he does not sign so i hope eddie is busy on deadline day
We need a striker if he does not sign so i hope eddie is busy on deadline day white 147
  • Score: 1

11:36am Fri 31 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

Well he has only 12 hours to think about it left,
maybe it shows he is not interested in the move
do we need a player who is not interested in the club?
Well he has only 12 hours to think about it left, maybe it shows he is not interested in the move do we need a player who is not interested in the club? golfer33
  • Score: -1

11:42am Fri 31 Jan 14

ianbthomson says...

I am confident that he will be a Bournemouth player by the end of the day and the following quote on the Charlton Fans Addicks Championship Diary Page backs this up:

"There are also rumours that Yann Kermorgant has turned down a contract offer from Charlton, not a very good one apparently, and is to have a medical at Bournemouth according to a tweet from Richard Cawley. I will be sorry to see him go and had rather he stayed. "

Do not worry people I am sure that there will be good news soon!!

Ian
I am confident that he will be a Bournemouth player by the end of the day and the following quote on the Charlton Fans Addicks Championship Diary Page backs this up: "There are also rumours that Yann Kermorgant has turned down a contract offer from Charlton, not a very good one apparently, and is to have a medical at Bournemouth according to a tweet from Richard Cawley. I will be sorry to see him go and had rather he stayed. " Do not worry people I am sure that there will be good news soon!! Ian ianbthomson
  • Score: 2

12:10pm Fri 31 Jan 14

a1a1a1 says...

£500000 for a 32 year old - seems excessive surely!
£500000 for a 32 year old - seems excessive surely! a1a1a1
  • Score: -1

12:21pm Fri 31 Jan 14

afcbcasuals says...

Why aren't we trying to off load some the player's who not good enough but still drawing a good wage
Why aren't we trying to off load some the player's who not good enough but still drawing a good wage afcbcasuals
  • Score: 3

12:52pm Fri 31 Jan 14

smhinto says...

afcbcasuals wrote:
Why aren't we trying to off load some the player's who not good enough but still drawing a good wage
Probably because no one wants them I would imagine. Although players agents are working overtime to get the best deals wherever they can.
[quote][p][bold]afcbcasuals[/bold] wrote: Why aren't we trying to off load some the player's who not good enough but still drawing a good wage[/p][/quote]Probably because no one wants them I would imagine. Although players agents are working overtime to get the best deals wherever they can. smhinto
  • Score: 1

1:23pm Fri 31 Jan 14

lymicherry says...

The BBC is reporting that Kermorgant's move is virtually a done deal. Excellent signing. Happy days.
The BBC is reporting that Kermorgant's move is virtually a done deal. Excellent signing. Happy days. lymicherry
  • Score: 2

1:33pm Fri 31 Jan 14

afcbtintin says...

Its Done !

UTCIAD
Its Done ! UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 1

1:36pm Fri 31 Jan 14

socoolmichael says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
The latest is that he is said to be having a medical at Dean Court this morning. One positive note the Cherries have signed Jonathon Muleba from Chelsea, a strapping 18 year old who refused a contract extension offer to sign for us, Eddie is building a squad for the future. He's a defender, who can play any where in the back four.
Is there any truth in this? I have not been able to find confirmation of this anywhere on the internet, only a mention of a young player called Ben Whitfield from Guiseley a small club in Yorkshire.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: The latest is that he is said to be having a medical at Dean Court this morning. One positive note the Cherries have signed Jonathon Muleba from Chelsea, a strapping 18 year old who refused a contract extension offer to sign for us, Eddie is building a squad for the future. He's a defender, who can play any where in the back four.[/p][/quote]Is there any truth in this? I have not been able to find confirmation of this anywhere on the internet, only a mention of a young player called Ben Whitfield from Guiseley a small club in Yorkshire. socoolmichael
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