WINGER Junior Stanislas has signed a new two-year contract with Cherries and insisted: “I’ve always wanted to be here.”

The 31-year-old had been a free agent with his deal at Vitality Stadium running out at the end of last month.

But now he is back on the books at Cherries, the former West Ham and Burnley ace is delighted to help Scott Parker’s side push for promotion.

Stanislas, who first signed for Cherries in 2014, told the club website: “I’m delighted. It’s dragged out a little but I’ve always wanted to be here. I’m delighted it’s finally over the line and I can now focus my mind on the next two years.

“I want to help this team and this club get back to where we want to be and for me to play my part within that.

“Since I’ve been here, we’ve had a lot of success already in moving from the Championship to the Premier League and staying there for five years.

“We were very unfortunate not to have that final push last season and get promoted. This season is a new season with a very good squad.

“There’s no reason why we can’t achieve the things we achieved before and take them to even higher levels.”