Former U-20 Captain Emerson Hyndman Joins AFC Bournemouth

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by DENY GALLAGHER

Former captain of the United States 2015 U-20 World Cup team Emerson Hyndman is Premier League bound.

The former Fulham midfielder signed a four-year deal with AFC Bournemouth to become the club’s first signing of the summer.

“Emerson is a highly rated young player and already boasts international experience, so [he] will be a welcome addition to Eddie [Howe] and Jason [Tindall]’s squad,” said the club’s chief executive Neill Blake said in a statement.

The Dallas native comes to Bournemouth after spending five seasons at Fulham. Last season, Hyndman made 17 appearances and scored one goal for the London side.

The two clubs have agreed to a compensation fee due to the player’s age. That fee remains undisclosed.

Hyndman joined Fulham from FC Dallas in 2011 at the age of 15. From that time the Texan rose through the ranks and made his first team debut for Fulham a season ago.

The American will begin the next chapter of his career when AFC Bournemouth open preseason training camp in the middle of July.