Date:Monday May 20 2013
AFC Bournemouth utility player Jon Meades has left the Cherries after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.
The 21 year old who was released by Cardiff manager Malky Mackay at the end of the 2011/12 season featured twice during the Cherries 2012 pre-season while on trial, away to Havant & Waterlooville and at the Goldsands Stadium against Reading and his performances were enough to earn a two year contract to join Paul Groves squad on a permanent basis.
But while he had been signed to offer competition to left back Charlie Daniels, Meades went on to play for the AFC Bournemouth development squad in midfield and following a loan move to Wimbledon in November, this was the position that he impressed in.
Meades made 26 appearances for Wimbledon helping them to avoid relegation out of the football league, winning both AFC Wimbledon`s Young Player of the Year (voted for by the fans) and the Radio WDON Player of the Year accolade.
AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley had been hopeful that he could sign Meades on a permanent basis, but despite his early release from his contract, it would seem Meades has been offered a better deal elsewhere.
Ardley told the Hounslow Chronicle...
"If you have players who do well for you then they attract attention, Jon's one of them...'
'...I get on well with him, but he doesn't owe us anything after what he did for the club last year.
"He's been made an unbelievable offer which I expect him to take."
Following the announcement that Meades would be leaving AFC Bournemouth, manager Eddie Howe told afcb.co.uk...
'Jon did very well during his loan spell with Wimbledon, We would love to be in a position to keep everybody but, unfortunately, we can`t.'
"We can`t carry too big a squad and we need players who are going to be able to step in and play in the Championship.
'We need to create room for potential new signings and the agreement with Jon was reached with that in mind."
The Daily Echo have reported that League Two side Oxford United are the favourites to sign him.
Don't forget to keep checking the RednBlack Shack for great online deals and help to raise money for the AFC Bournemouth Youth Team.
It's easy to join AFCB Vital
Date:Monday May 20 2013
Howe: Hoffenheim will be our toughest test (Saturday August 1 2015)
Cherries beaten by Cardiff (Saturday August 1 2015)
Sky & BT select October & November fixtures (Friday July 31 2015)
Daniels: New signings bring different element to the squad (Friday July 31 2015)
Elphick: Howe has an aura about him (Friday July 31 2015)
Wilson: I'm more than happy at Bournemouth (Thursday July 30 2015)
Cherries continue interest in Murray (Thursday July 30 2015)
Reports suggest new deal for Wilson (Thursday July 30 2015)
Howe: We know there is more to come (Thursday July 30 2015)
AFCB Vital - Hot Topics: 29/7/15 (Wednesday July 29 2015)
|7.||AFCB Lost in Brum||3|
|1. AFC Bournemouth||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|3. Aston Villa||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|5. Crystal Palace||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|7. Leicester City||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|Sherwood Delighted With Villa Rebuild
» Aston Villa : 01/08/2015 14:43:01
|Wenger: Cech Can Play For Arsenal For Years
» Arsenal : 01/08/2015 14:41:01
|Norwich v Brentford Preview
» Norwich : 01/08/2015 12:50:00
|A Twist in the Pedro Saga?
» Man Utd : 01/08/2015 10:29:01
|Former United Striker Set to Sign for Villa
» Man Utd : 01/08/2015 10:22:00