Dango Ouattara (20) has completed his move from FC Lorient to Premier League side Bournemouth for a €27m, which includes €5m in bonuses.
The Burkina Faso international has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with the Cherries. The move was facilitated by Les Merlus’ integration into a multi-club structure, which includes Bournemouth. Bill Foley recently bought the English side and quickly added Lorient to the Black Knight Football and Entertainment enterprise. Foley bought has acquired a €33m stake in the club.
In a season of surpassed expectations at Lorient, Ouattara has been one of the standout stars. In 18 Ligue 1 games, the winger has six goals and six assists.
As a result of their success, Lorient are in danger of losing further assets this winter. Enzo Le Fée is also linked with a move to Bournemouth, however, as revealed by sources contacted by Get French Football News, the player himself is uninterested in a move, and hasn’t appreciated attempts made by certain stakeholders to attempt to move him in the direction of the Premier League club.
Terem Moffi, meanwhile, is heavily linked with a move to Ligue 1 rivals OGC Nice. Les Aiglons yesterday submitted a third offer for the Nigerian striker.
GFFN | Luke Entwistle