CHERRIES have completed the signing of Romain Faivre – and instantly loaned him to FC Lorient.

Faivre arrives from Lyon, in a deal eventually totalling £12.8million and is due to join up with Cherries from the 2024-25 season, having penned a long-term contract.

The midfielder caught Cherries’ eye during his loan spell at Lorient during the second half of last season, where he scored five goals and provided three assists in 17 appearances.

Lorient were keen to keep hold of Faivre for another season and have utilised their relationship with Cherries to facilitate the move, Bill Foley holding a stake in both clubs.

The 24-year-old formerly played in Ligue 1 for Monaco and Brest, before joining Lyon in January 2022.

He has competed in the Europa League and is a former France under-21 international.

The Daily Echo understands Lorient will be paying a loan fee to Cherries, and also paying Faivre's wages in full for this upcoming season.

The Brittany-based club are set to travel to Vitality Stadium for a pre-season friendly on Saturday, August 5.

Faivre becomes the second player to move between Cherries and Lorient since Foley completed his purchase of both clubs.

Dango Ouattara made the permanent move to England earlier this year.