GOALKEEPER Asmir Begovic’s switch to Everton from Cherries was officially announced on Tuesday evening, ending his four-year second spell at Vitality Stadium.

The Bosnian stopper joined Rafael Benitez’s Toffees on a 12-month deal, with an option for a further year.

Begovic, 34, joined Cherries from Chelsea for £10million in the summer of 2017 – having also featured for the club while on loan from Portsmouth back in 2007.

The experienced keeper also finished his time with the club having won the Daily Echo-Micky Cave player of the year award for 2021.

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And after more than 100 senior appearances in all competitions for Cherries, Begovic has written an open letter to the club’s supporters via the Daily Echo.

Dear Cherries,

I want to thank you for your unconditional support over my two spells with the club. Thank you for letting me be part of this wonderful family.

Together we have been through many ups and downs and I am very grateful for you always staying by my side. I will always be proud to have been part of this community and club.

I’ve had the pleasure to have worked with some amazing coaches such as Eddie Howe, Jason Tindall, Neil Moss and the list goes on and on.

I have learned a lot and they have all really helped me become a better player and person.

I want to wish everyone associated with the club all the very best for the future and I hope our paths cross again.