Bournemouth face danger of losing Zemura as top clubs lineup bids

Bournemouth manager Gary O'Neil has disclosed that a new contract for Jordan Zemura has not yet been reached fuelling the possibility he will depart the club at the end of the current campaign.

LONDON – Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neil has disclosed that a new contract for Jordan Zemura is yet to be reached, fuelling the possibility he will depart the relegation-threatened club at the end of the current campaign.

The 23-year-old exciting left back, who was born in England, has had a standout season in the Premier League for the Cherries after helping the team earn promotion last season.

In an interview with BBC Radio Solent earlier this week, O’Neil disclosed that the club and Zemura have not yet reached a deal.

“There’s no update at the moment,” O’Neill responded when asked if there had been any advancement in the contract talks.

“I think I really like the group that I have at the moment. They are a great group to work with. Myself and the club make decisions on everybody, but those decisions will be made at different times and situations,” he said.

Bournemouth manager Gary O'Neil following the action during a Premier League match.
FILE PHOTO: Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neil following the action during a Premier League match.

Zemura had a clause triggered to extend his stay at the Vitality Stadium for the current season after breaking into the first-team lineup two years ago

The clause was activated after he declined a contract offer near the end of the previous season when the club was still in the English Championship league.

Previous negotiations for a new contract were put on hold as a result of Las Vegas billionaire Bill Foley’s recent £150 million takeover of the team.

Zemura has previously been linked with a move to West Ham United but according to a close source, the highly rated wing back is also a consideration for Fulham and Brighton and Hove in summer.

The player is open to the prospect of staying at the Vitality Stadium but that will have to be aided by the survival of Bournemouth who are currently 19th in the EPL after 24 games with 21 points.

Zemura, reportedly on a £385 per week salary, is listed as the Premier League’s lowest paid player.

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