Junior Stanislas Joins AFC Bournemouth
Burnley Football Club have today confirmed that Junior Stanislas has rejected a new contract at Turf Moor and has joined AFC Bournemouth on a three year contract. The 24-year-old winger, who began his career with West Ham United, made 41 Premier League appearances for the Hammers before heading north to Burnley in 2011.
Stanislas then went on to make 103 appearances scoring 8 goals for the Clarets in three seasons, having achieved promotion from the Championship last season with Burnley he has rejected the chance to play in the top flight to be reunited with Eddie Howe, who managed him previously at Turf Moor.
Stanislas told the Bournemouth Echo: “Having worked before with the manager, I have always liked what he has done, I always felt confident and comfortable playing for him so wanted to take the opportunity to come here. Leaving Burnley was probably the most difficult decision I have had to make so far alongside leaving West Ham to go to there in the first place.
But over the course of last season, I didn’t play as much as I would have liked. I know it was a successful season for Burnley as a club but, for me individually, working for Eddie Howe and speaking to him about the ambition this club.
He is very good at getting the best out of players and will always tell you exactly what he is thinking, he works with you individually on your game and he cares about people. For me, getting the opportunity to work with him again is good.”