HARRY Arter has left Cherries to join Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal.

The midfielder joined Cherries from Woking for just £4,000 way back in 2010 and made his 256th and final appearance for the club in last week's Carabao Cup clash against Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium.

The 30-year-old has now departed the club to join Championship rivals Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

Arter joined Cherries during their League One days and played a vital role in the club's promotions from both the third and second tiers.

He played 43 of the 46 league games during the title-winning Championship campaign of 2014-15, netting nine goals.

Arter then featured regularly in the Premier League, before falling out of favour and eventually leaving on loan to join Cardiff City in the 2018-19 season.

The Sidcup-born ace returned for pre-season at Cherries last summer before joining Fulham on loan, helping Scott Parker's men to promotion from the Championship.

He returned again to Vitality Stadium this summer, but after what proved to be his farewell outing against Palace, has now mad teh move to the City Ground.

Arter scored 29 goals during his time at Cherries, and was named in the Echo readers' team of the decade.

He also earned 17 caps for Republic of Ireland during his time as a Cherries player.

A statement from Cherries read: "The club would like to place on record its thanks to Harry for his hard work and determination while representing the Cherries, wishing him the very best with his future career in the game."