JAMAL Lowe has explained how he fielded multiple phone calls sat at home and was anxious about whether his Cherries move would materialise, admitting: “To finally be here in Bournemouth is surreal.”

Lowe was the first deadline day acquisition for head coach Scott Parker, before he was followed in through the door by Celtic’s Ryan Christie.

Setting Cherries back just £1.5m, the club looked to have got a good deal for the versatile 27-year-old forward who scored 14 goals in the Championship last season.

But as is customary with a deadline deal, the former non-league man and ex-PE teacher was left sweating over his future while he watched the clock tick down to the deadline slamming shut.

Speaking to the club website, the Jamaica international revealed: “I’m over the moon to be here at this big club, buzzing to get going really.

“It’s gone really quickly the last 24 hours, I’ve had lots of phone calls but to finally be here in Bournemouth is surreal. Having phone calls at home and wondering if it was really going to happen.”

Asked why he wanted to move to Cherries, after Swansea had reached the play-off final last year, Lowe admitted: “The manager, the size of the club and the style of play.

“We come across Bournemouth twice last season and they were by far the two hardest games we had all season, so it was a no brainer for me.

“We couldn’t keep up really, I just remember coming off the pitch thinking that was probably the hardest game all year.

“Seeing the players and how good it was here, when the call came it was always going to be a yes.”

Lowe and his Swansea teammates were defeated 2-0 by Brentford at Wembley in May, with now Cherries teammate Emiliano Marcondes adding the death blow himself.

Bournemouth Echo: Jamal Lowe was unable to prevent his side's defeat to Brentford at WembleyJamal Lowe was unable to prevent his side's defeat to Brentford at Wembley

On the experience, Lowe added: “Last season was a big learning curve, obviously a horrible experience to lose the play-off final but it’s an experience that I’ll have to learn from and use as motivation to do better this season.”