GOALKEEPER Artur Boruc has brought to an end his eight-year stay in England to rejoin former club Legia Warsaw.

The 40-year-old, who served as backup to Aaron Ramsdale for Cherries last season, left the club having signed a short-term contract extension to the end of the prolonged 2019-20 season.

Boruc arrived at Cherries from Southampton, initially on loan, in 2014 and helped them clinch promotion from the Championship.

The Pole featured 129 times for Eddie Howe's men, with his final competitive outing coming against Saints in a 3-3 draw in April 2019.

The stopper took to Instagram last night, describing his time at Cherries as a "beautiful journey," adding: "Lots of love to all members of this beautiful club. Will never forget you."

Boruc previously spent six years at Legia Warsaw between 1999 and 2005, becoming a fans' favourite by featuring in more than 80 matches for the club, winning a league title and even scoring a goal, notching from the penalty spot against Widzew Lodz.

From there he moved to Celtic for a highly successful five-year spell before a two-year stint at Fiorentina in Serie A.

Boruc was pictured back in Scotland last season, in the stands with the Legia Warsaw fans during their Europa League trip to face Rangers at Ibrox.

Legia are the reigning Polish champions with Boruc joining on a deal until June 2021.

"I am very glad that I came back and the transfer matters went so quickly," Boruc told the club's official website.