Zemura set to join Italian club after contract deadlock with poor Cherries

Jordan Zemura is set to become the first Zimbabwean to play in the Italian Serie A after reports emerged that he is very close to signing for Udinese.

MILAN – Jordan Zemura is set to become the first Zimbabwean to play in the Italian Serie A after reports emerged that he is very close to signing for Udinese.

Zemura has not featured in English Premier League side Bournemouth‘s last five matchday squads, following a “club decision” after the left-back’s refusal to engage in talks over a new deal.

Zemura is out of contract this summer, and up until this new development, had still been training with the first team.

Bournemouth star Jordan Zemura
FILE: Bournemouth star Jordan Zem-ura celebrating a goal in an English Championship match played at the Vitality Stadium.

Cherries’ latest and final offer was made eight weeks ago after drawn out negotiations, with the proposed deal in excess of £30k per week, alongside additional bonuses and achievable salary rises.

This offer has not been acknowledged by either Zemura or his representatives.

It is understood that the club have made numerous offers over the last 15 months in order to tie down the former Charlton Atheltic man.

In total, the 23-year-old wing-back has made 59 appearances for Bournemouth first team, scoring three goals.

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

Shingai Matibiri
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