Cherries complete Foley switch
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bournemouth have completed the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Steven Foley.
Bournemouth have, as expected, completed the transfer of Aston Villa midfielder Steven Foley.
Foley has been on loan at The Cherries since the beginning of the season but the League One side had been keen to convert the temporary agreement into a permanent arrangement.
Villa accepted an offer in the region of £20,000 for the player's services last week and Foley has now signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the club - in a move that delights Cherries manager Sean O'Driscoll.
"I'm delighted to bring Steve to the club on a permanent basis," O'Driscoll told Bournemouth's official website.
"Steven has already proved to be an excellent member of the squad and the transfer will give him the stability any player needs."
Foley has made 20 appearances in League One this season, scoring four goals for the play-off hopefuls.