Rico departure looking likely

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Bournemouth defender Diego Rico could reportedly leave the club this summer with several Spanish clubs said to be keen.

Bournemouth defender Diego Rico could reportedly leave the club this summer with several Spanish clubs said to be keen.

Rico only joined the Cherries from Leganes last summer for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £10.

7million, but only played 12 times in the top flight, as he failed to get into the team ahead of number one choice Charlie Daniels.

Bournemouth have dipped into the market to sign left-back Lloyd Kelly from Championship side Bristol City so his prospects of playing regular football look to be very slim.

Now, several clubs in his homeland are reportedly keen to sign him, with up to eight teams interested in his signature.

They include Real Sociedad, who appear to be at the front of the queue to sign him, though with his playing time being very limited last season, Bournemouth may have to accept a much lower fee than what they paid for him in the summer.

The 26-year-old was spoken highly of by manager Eddie Howe in April, despite the difficulties of his first season.

Howe told the Daily Echo: ‘He’s done okay.

It’s difficult to adapt I think for Diego slightly, with the intensity and physicality of the division.

‘The Premier League is very different to other leagues but he has got the technical quality and he has got a lovely left foot.

He’s got the ability to play in the team.’

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