AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has revealed his desire to make his loan spell at Cardiff City permanent should they avoid relegation.

The Bournemouth Echo write that Arter has been a regular fixture in Neil Warnock’s Premier League side this campaign.

The 28-year-old moved to South Wales on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day after the Cherries boosted their central midfield options in the window.

Jefferson Lerma and Lewis Cook have been the regular partnership in the middle of the park for Eddie Howe this season, with Dan Gosling and Andrew Surman occupying the substitutes bench.

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Arter has featured in 10 0f the Bluebirds’ 13 Premier League matches this term, and has won over the club’s supporters with his tenacity and desire to do well.

The Irishman has been on the books at the Vitality Stadium since 2010, making 232 appearances and scoring 29 times for the club.

He signed a new four-year Cherries contract in 2017 but seems to see his future elsewhere.

Arter said:

Playing Premier League football is all I want to do. That’s something I feel I’ve worked very hard for in my career and not something I want to give up very easily. I’m 29 next month and I know if I step out of the Premier League it might be hard to get back there.

I’ve said to my family already the dream season would be Cardiff to stay up, the manager to stay on and then hopefully I can sign because I’ve loved every minute of being here. Fingers crossed, it stays this good for me and we can sit down after the 38th game with us having stayed up and looking to stay here permanently.

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