Date:Wednesday May 30 2012
AFC Bournemouth manager Paul Groves believes the swap deal with Millwall involving Scott Malone and Josh McQuoid was a 'good deal all round'.
Scott Malone initially joined AFC Bournemouth on loan from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2011.
After impressing during his six month loan spell, the Cherries moved to sign the left back/winger permanently in January 2012.
It was reported that the fee agreed was in the region of £150,000, while Malone agreed a three and a half year contract to stay at Dean Court until the summer of 2015.
He made 37 appearances for the Cherries in total scoring 6 goals and impressed Millwall manager Kenny Jackett who first approached the Cherries in April regarding a possible transfer.
Previous reports suggested that the deal could be worth in the region of £750,000, with Josh McQuoid, who initially moved to Millwall 18 months ago for a figure of around £515,000 returning to the Cherries as part of the deal.
Cherries manager Paul Groves believes that with Scott Malone behind Charlie Daniels in the pecking order at left back, while competing with Marc Pugh and Donal McDermott at left wing, the deal to bring McQuoid in enhances the squad.
Groves told the Daily Echo...
'...When you look at the squad and the dynamics of it, you look at every area you can improve. We felt Scott played in an area that had good competition and felt bringing in Josh would enhance us in a different area. It will enable us to change things and manoeuvre.
"There has been no falling out with Scott and he is going to a Championship club. We are bringing in a player who scores goals and a player who will give us competition for places in wide areas and in forward positions because he is versatile.
"It enables us to change the dynamics of the group and enables us to bring in someone who is familiar with the club. Josh is also an international and we felt it was a good deal all round...'
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