Emerson Hyndman Leaves Fulham for Premier League
June 18, 2016
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE club AFC Bournemouth announced Friday that it has signed United States international Emerson Hyndman.
Hyndman, 20, had been with Fulham for the past five years, rising from the youth ranks to the first team, where he made his debut in August 2014. This past season was a bit tumultuous for Hyndman, a native of Dallas, who fell out of favor with Fulham coach Kit Symons in the fall due to his unwillingness to sign a deal with the London club.
When Symons was fired, new coach Slavisa Jokanovic gave Hyndman a chance to play with more regularity and the midfielder saved his best moment for his 20th birthday: On April 9 Hyndman scored a late game winner against Cardiff to lift the club out of a relegation fight.
Hyndman will now join an AFC Bournemouth team that survived in the Premier League by finishing in 16th place. While Hyndman’s contract was completed at Fulham, solidarity compensation was agreed between the clubs.
"We've moved swiftly in the window to secure Emerson’s signature and we are delighted to have finalized the deal to bring such a promising young talent to AFC Bournemouth," club chief executive Neill Blake said. "Emerson is a highly rated young player and already boasts international experience...We now look forward to seeing him in action at Vitality Stadium in of our second season in the top flight."