CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe has kicked off his summer recruitment by completing a swoop for United States international Emerson Hyndman.

The 20-year-old midfielder has signed a four-year deal at Vitality Stadium and will join when his Fulham contract expires at the end of this month.

Due to Hyndman's age, Cherries agreed an undisclosed compensation fee with the London club, believed to be £750,000.

Cherries chief executive Neill Blake said: "We've moved swiftly in the window to secure Emerson’s signature and we are delighted to have finalised the deal to bring such a promising young talent to AFC Bournemouth.

"Emerson is a highly-rated young player and already boasts international experience, so will be a welcome addition to Eddie and Jason's squad.

“We look forward to seeing him in action at Vitality Stadium in our second season in the top flight."

Signed by Fulham from FC Dallas in 2011, Hyndman initially came through the youth ranks before making his first-team debut in a 2-1 defeat at Ipswich in August 2014.

He went on to make nine appearances in the Championship that season – all of those outings being starts – and also featured twice in the League Cup.

Last season, Dallas-born Hyndman made 16 league appearances, scoring his first goal in English football in a 2-1 win over Cardiff in April.

Having represented the United States at youth level, Hyndman made his senior debut in a friendly against the Czech Republic in September 2014.

He replaced goalscorer Alejandro Bedoya in the second half of a 1-0 victory in Prague.

In May last year, Hyndman captained the United States at the Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand. He scored the winner in the US's opening match, a 2-1 victory over Myanmar.

Blake was speaking to the club website.