According to a recent report in The Mirror, Premier League survival hopefuls AFC Bournemouth are looking to bolster their goalkeeping options this summer, as they line up a move for promising Poland under-21 international Bartlomiej Dragowski.
The 18-year-old has been a regular fixture in his Ekstraklasa team Jagiellonia Bialystok this season, starting as their number one ‘keeper throughout the course of the season, inevitably attracting interest at such a young age.
The rumoured fee, reported by the Mirror, is set to be within the region of £3.9 million and Dragowski could be perceived as the perfect long-term replacement for fellow Pole, and ageing, Artur Boruc.
Although Boruc has not been particularly bad for the Cherries this season, it comes as no surprise to see Eddie Howe looking elsewhere for shot-stoppers as he looks to plan ahead in the Premier League and look beyond life after the 35-year-old goalkeeper.
Dragowski’s maturity and form at his age has not gone unnoticed, as the Mirror also reports that the footballing heavyweights of Europe such as Juventus of the Serie A and Bournemouth’s fellow top-flight opponents Chelsea have both looked to move for the youngster.
The Pole’s father, Dariusz, has also stated that Bournemouth are taking an interest in his son, also claiming that current ‘keeper Boruc has put in a good word regarding a possible move for Dragowski.
There is an offer for Bart (Bartlomiej) from Bournemouth. From what I understand, Artur Boruc personally recommended him to them.
Would you like to see Dragowski at the Vitality next season?