GOALKEEPER Jonas Lossl says he came “very, very close” to signing for Cherries ahead of their Premier League return.

The experienced stopper linked up with Cherries in Portugal for a pre-season training camp under Scott Parker in the summer of 2022.

At the time he out of favour at FC Midtjylland, having previously spent time at Brentford, Huddersfield Town and Everton.

Cherries opted against signing Lossl as backup to first choice Mark Travers, going on to take Alex Smithies on trial, before eventually signing Neto.

Lossl, 35, now plies his trade back at Midtjylland, the club in which he made his name.

In an interview translated from Danish, Lossl told Tipsbladet: “We all thought I was going to be sold (by Midtjylland). That was the plan.

“Football is wonderful.

“It was a very, very difficult summer, and then I ended up coming home and doing really well.

“There was Bournemouth and there was Bordeaux.

“I trained with Brentford in the summer, I was on a training stay in Bournemouth and was very, very close to signing with them.

“Then I had two weeks where I trained for myself, and then I trained for a month with Bordeaux.

“We actually agreed and we tried to make it work, but it didn't fall into place.”

The one-time Denmark international added: “If Bordeaux had come 24 hours earlier, it would probably have fallen into place.

“And now I'm so happy to be here. It's a wild process to think about.”