ROBBIE Brady believes Cherries will be a "good fit" for him, after arriving on a free transfer.

The 29-year-old left Burnley in the summer after more than four years, following the expiry of his contract.

He has now linked up with Scott Parker's side, having turned down offers from elsewhere, including reportedly Turkish outfit Gaziantep FK.

Asked why he has now opted for Cherries, the Dubliner told afcbTV: "I just think for where I’m at now and wanting to get back playing football, this is a better opportunity than most to come and play.

"From watching the manager and seeing the style of football he plays, I think it will suit me and hopefully I can help the club going forward.

"It was just a good opportunity and I think it’s going to be a good fit."

Brady, who has not played a competitive match since turning out for Republic of Ireland in their shock 1-0 defeat to Luxembourg in a World Cup qualifier in March, has been searching for a club since the summer.

But he revealed he had spoken with Cherries a few months ago, before the offer finally arrived to join.

"There was a little bit of talk through the pre-season," he explained.

"And then I got a call last week to say it might be a possibility.

"I’m just glad that we got something done and I’m excited to get going."

Asked what he knows about Cherries, Brady added: "Obviously just from playing against them over the years and the story and the rise they’ve had over the last number of years has been excellent.

"Every time I speak to someone who has played down here or been part of the club has nothing but good things to say.

"I believe it’s a fantastic club, doing things the right way and I’m looking forward to being a part of that."

He continued: "From what I’ve seen and what I hear, he (Scott Parker) has done a fantastic job at Fulham, got them promoted straight to the Premier League and hopefully can do the same with this Bournemouth team.

"Looking forward to working with him and excited."