By Staff Reporter
Warriors and AFC Bournemouth left-back Jordan Zemura has agreed a deal to join Udinese when his contract expires.
Zemura has been coveted by several other Premier League clubs ahead of the expiration of his deal at the Vitality Stadium.
The likes of Crystal Palace and West Ham United had showed significant interest in Zemura, while others such as Aston Villa, Leeds United and Newcastle United are admirers.
The 23-year-old made his name at Bournemouth during their promotion-winning 2021/22 season, scoring three goals in 33 Championship games as the Cherries finished second.
Zemura has played 22 times in all competitions for Bournemouth this term but has been left out of the matchday squad for their last five games and has since been demoted to their development squad.
Udinese view Zemura as a long-term replacement for 20-year-old Destiny Udogie, whose loan from Tottenham expires this summer.
Udinese said in a statement: “Udinese Calcio is pleased to announce the signing of footballer Jordan Zemura.
“The defender will strengthen the squad starting from the 2023/2024 football season and has signed a contract that binds him to the club until 30 June 2027.
“Zemura, therefore, will end the season at Bournemouth in the Premier League.”